White Oak Tree

White Oak Tree

White Oak Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Quercus alba
Hardiness Zones:   3 to 8
Growth_Rate:   Moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun; prefers moist, well drained soil but tolerates a range of soil types including clay
Texture:   Medium to coarse
Form:   Pyramidal in youth; broad crown with age; massive, spreading tree with thick trunk
Height:   60 to 100'
Weight:   50 to 90'
Leaf:   4 to 8.5" alternate, simple dark green leaves; round lobes; brown, red, to wine fall color; sometimes brown into winter
Flower/Fruit:   .7 to 1" rich brown acorn
Comments:    Native; avoid planting near paved areas; does not withstand construction damage well; difficult to transplant; drought tolerant; strong wood; acorns eaten by birds and squirrels
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   --