Family: Fagaceae

Scientific Name: Quercus alba

Common Name: White Oak


White Oak (Quercus alba) s a native Oak.  Has a moderate growth rate reaching a medium size.

Plant TypeTrees Deciduous
Hardiness Zone3b-9
Soil & Siteadaptable, best grown on deep well drained rich soils
Fruitsolitary acorns, paired, 3/4 of an inch long, food for many wild animals.
Leavesalternate, simple, deeply lobed, lobe margins are entire, a reddish purple fall coloration
Stemslight ashy gray bark
DimensionsPyramidal at youth becoming wide spreading, rounded crown with a short stalky trunk. Size: 80-100 feet all by 1/4 to 1/2 spread
Misc FactsNot used much in the landscape but the wood is used for furniture, whiskey barrels, flowering etc. Alba (white) refers to the light color of the bark AKA: American White Oak
Notes & Reference0#1-Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, #93-North American Landscape Trees, #94-Trees of the Eastern and Central United States and Canada)
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