Plant Care Black Oak

Black Oak

Also known as

quercitron oak, yellow oak, Yellow-Bark Oak and yellow-barked oak


Quercus velutina

How to care for Black Oak


How often to water your Black Oak

Water needs for Black Oak
0.5 cups
every 9

Black Oak needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Black Oak

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Black Oak in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Black Oak: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Black Oak love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Black Oak does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Black Oak in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Black Oak

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Black Oak: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Black Oak after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Black Oak is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Black Oak

Black Oak

Black Oak

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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