Quercus alba

White Oak

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - slow to medium 12-15' in 10-12 years; very slow after 20-30 years
Mature Height - 50-80' to over 100' in the wild
Mature Width - 50-80'
Longevity - long 200 years or more

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - monoecious; staminate catkins pendant, clustered; pistilate solitary
Fruit - 0.75-1" nut, solitary or paired, bowl-like cap
Leaf -
Fall Color - brown to red to wine; long lasting
Bark - ashy-gray, scaly plates, fissures, variable
Other Features - state tree of Ill. Used for furniture, flooring, boats, whisky barrels
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - moist, deep, well drained soil; 5.5-6.5 pH; full sun; prune early spring
Native Habitat - Maine to Florida west to Minn. and TX; introduced 1724
Diseases and Insects - anthracnose, leaf scorch, cankers, leaf spots, powdery mildew,rust, wilt, decay, shoe-string root rot, galls, scales, saddleback caterpillar, oak skeletonizer, borers, miners, mites
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- Other plants with the common name Oak.
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