Water Oak (Quercus nigra)
- Also known as Possum Oak, Duck Oak, Punk Oak, Spotted Oak
- Hardy North American native
- Wonderful shade tree and family tree
- Fast growing, large, deciduous oak tree
Water Oak trees fit right in with the Western United States. This hardy native North American shade tree grows at an astonishing rate of upwards of 2 feet a year! It thrives in diverse soil conditions and in many different landscape zones. With its ability to grow quickly, this tree is known for its abundant amounts of shade and for being a tree that can provide a great amount of privacy.
Water Oak are easily spotted due to its distinct varying leaf structure. It has a simple leaf that has many different colors, from a bluish-green to a dark luscious green. In the fall this tree will stand out in your yard with its vibrant yellow and gold colors. This tree is water wise in its mature years. Once the tree is established stand back and watch the tree grow on its own. The Water Oak is great for making family memories, the big sturdy limbs are great for climbing, the shade provided by the various colors of the leaves are great for hosting family picnics under, or throwing some shade on your house can help cut down on your high utility bills.This tree loves to be planted in full sun to partial shade. This particular oak is also considered to be a fire wise tree helping to offer a buffer of protection during times of need.This tough, strong, heat and cold tolerant tree is sure to add that “WOW” factor to any yard. Feel free to speak with our nursery pro and ask us about placement ideas. Moon Valley Nurseries offers vibrant, healthy specimens for sale. You buy it and we can deliver and plant it!
Great tree to improve a landscape
Easy once a year clean up of foliage