White oak is a large shade tree that is best grown in rich, moist, well-drained soil with lots of room to grow. Can 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. Considered an important hardwood timber tree, the wood is used furniture, flooring, and specialty items. Full sun.