White Oak (Quercus alba)

White oak is a large shade tree that is best grown in rich, moist, well-drained soil with lots of room to grow. ┬áCan adapt to a wide variety of soils and has a good drought and black walnut tolerance. Insignificant yellowish-green flowers appear in the spring after the leaves emerge. Oval acorns (3/4″ long) with warty-scaled cups that are favored by birds, squirrels, and deer. ┬áConsidered an important hardwood timber tree, the wood is used furniture, flooring, and specialty items. Full sun.

NATIVE RANGE

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Map courtesy of USDA-NRCS Plants Database.

Additional information

Scientific Name

Quercus alba

Height

50-80'

Spread

50-80'

Foilage

Dark green

Native To

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