- An Impressive Tree
- Showy Red Fall Color
- Suitable for Large Areas
- Broad-Rounded Form
- Grows 50' to 80' with Equal Spread
- Zones 3 to 9
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Zones 3 - 9
The White Oak can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The White Oak falls into the following type(s): Shade Trees
50' - 80' High
The White Oak grows to be 50' - 80' feet in height.
50' - 80' Spread
The White Oak has a spread of about 50' - 80' at full maturity.
Slow to Medium Growth
This tree grows at a slow to medium growth rate. [More about this.]
This oak does well in full sun, partial shade.
The white oak prefers slightly acid to neutral, deep, moist, well drained soils. While it is adaptable to other soil textures, it is intolerant of alkaline, shallow, or abused urban soils. White oaks are extremely sensitive to compaction and grade changes
This oak has oval, rounded shape.
A majestic tree all year long. In the spring, the new leaves and flowers combine for a pastel tint on the limbs. In the summer, it is a superior shade tree. In the fall, the leaves are rich with color, and the acorns attract an array of wildlife. In the winter, it presents a stately silhouette with light gray platey bark and a wide open crown.The white oak is a tree for large spaces, parks and other recreational areas, golf courses, campuses, cemeteries and other pastoral landscapes. The white oak can live for centuries becoming more picturesque with age.
The acorns are one of the best sources of food for wildlife and are gathered, hoarded, and eaten by birds, hoofed browsers, and rodents. Leaf buds also are eaten by several bird species and all parts of the tree are a favorite deer food.
A native north American tree with a natural range that extends from southern Quebec, the edge of Ontario, central Minnesota across to Maine, south to east central Texas to southern Georgia and Florida.This is the most important species of the white oak group. It is the state tree of Connecticut, Illinois, and Maryland. Graphic artists use the classic rounded outline of the leaf to symbolize the genus. The logo of the Nature Conservancy consists simply of the silhouette of a white oak leaf. There are a few varient forms of white oak. but no commercial cultivars available yet. White oaks can be hybridized with other oaks, and there are several superior selections of hybrids in the nursery trade. The wood is used for flooring, furniture, interior finishing, cabinetmaking, shipbuilding, wine and whiskey casks.
The white oak grows best in moist, well drained soil. It tolerates moderate drought and occasionally wet soil.
The leaves are alternate, simple, obovate to oblong-obovate, 4-8 1/2" long. red to pink to gray in spring, dark green to slightly blue-green in summer, brown to deep red to burgundy in the fall. Brown interior leaves may persist into early winter.
Female pistallate flowers are reddish, minute, single or paired on short stalks, male staminate flowers are yellow green in drooping clustered catkins, not showy in the spring.
Solitary or paired, tan brown, 3/4"-1" nut enclosed in a light brown, bowl-like cap (involucre). The involucre has raised warty scales. The acorns ripen the first year falling in September to October.
An impressive tree with a stately, broad-rounded form. Suitable for larger areas. Dark green leaves in the summer, turn showy red in the fall. Slow to moderate growth rate. Prefers acidic, moist, well-drained soil and full sun. Grows 50'-80', with an equal spread. (zones 3-9).
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.