It is native to the eastern and south-central portions of the United States. You can observe this tree in coastal states as well such as New Jersey and New York. It's common in central states as well as Kentucky, Oklahoma and the southern portion of Missouri. This tree can withstand altitudes up to 1,500 feet.
When this tree is young, its bark will be sleek and brown. As the tree develops, its bark will turn a gray-black with coarse ridges. On the branches, the leaves alternate and will stay on the tree until mid-winter. The upper part of the blade is a dull green, and the underside is a pale blue-green.
Water Oak Tree is observed to be not just a shade tree but also an ornamental tree
It's loved for the beauty and interest it adds to a landscape. As it matures, it developed a sophisticated round shape.
Water Oak Tree is a quick grower; approximately 24 inches every year
The Quercus Nigra loves sunlight but can tolerate some shade as well. It is most fruitful in soils that are loamy, well-drained, wet, acidic, and clay soils. It does well in moist locations but does the best in well-drained areas that don't have much contact with harsh drought. It is also adaptable to the heavy compressed soil.
This tree will attract a variety of wildlife including quail, white-tailed deer, wood ducks, squirrels, wild turkeys and many others. The deer will rely on this tree during the wintertime when food is sparse by consuming buds and young twigs.
The Water Oak transplants very easily and adapts well to new environments. Every nut is held in place by a short cap with little scales on top of it.