|Quercus nigra is a large oak, growing throughout the southeastern U.S. It is an easily transplanted tree, unlike many oaks, and will tolerate very moist sites. The native habitat for this species is along streambanks and in bottomland areas. It is a bit of a weedy species, found in many abandoned areas, along with Chinaberry. Requires acidic soil.
Can be used as a street tree, and shade tree. The foliage persists late into the season, often holding until December. Wind, and snow or ice will break the brittle limbs of this oak. Native from New Jersey to Florida, along the Mississippi valley. Large tree, can reach 50 to 80 feet tall.