White Oak Tree
White Oak Tree
LA. MO. SD. NE. PA. OR. MS. IN. TN. OR. NY
Sun Or Shade
Over 25 Feet
White Oak Trees (Quercus alba)
White Oak Trees: Quercus alba, or the white oak tree, is a deciduous, long-lived hardwood species native to the eastern United States. It grows well across a range of USDA growing zones, covering most of the American landscape.
White oak trees played an essential role throughout American history. The lumber harvested from this species was vital to building homes, barns, early horse wagons, home furnishings, and even barrels. Today's gardeners adore this species for its ample shade and plentiful green foliage.
White oak trees need full sunshine or partially-sunny spot. They like soil containing plenty of woody organic materials, such as mulch, peat moss, leaf litter, or peat moss. Once it establishes roots, it is drought-tolerant, cold-tolerant, and heat-tolerant.
Other Common Names for Quercus alba
Besides white oak trees, some call Quercus alba by the following common names:
- Eastern White Oak
- Forked-leaf White Oak
- Northern White Oak
- Quebec Oak
- Common Oak
The Towering Size and Lovely Green Beauty of White Oak Trees
White oak trees can grow to sky-scraping heights. Most top out somewhere between seventy to a hundred feet. However, the tallest on record reached 135 feet. The canopy may get as large as eighty feet across, providing plentiful shade.
They also live up to three hundred years or longer. One specimen in Maryland is approximately 450 years old.
White oak tree trunks are whitish or light gray and slightly scaly. The bark forms shallow, attractive furrowing as the tree matures. It will produce acorns at around fifty years old.
Leaves are as large as four inches wide and nine inches long. Each leaf displays a rounded-elliptical shape and even lobes with a wedge-shaped base. The leaf color is bright green with lighter undersides. In the fall, the leaves turn amber, purple, or russet in color, putting on a beautiful display.
White Oak Trees Serve as a Wildlife Refuge
White oak trees attract many backyard critters. Songbirds will nest and raise their fledglings in the cover of the leaves. Bees and pollinator insects will enjoy the shade and pollinate your tree. Once acorns form, chipmunks or squirrels will drop by to enjoy the feast.
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It came in a good condition but as of yet has not done anything as far as sprouting any buds. Or showing any signs of life.
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The trees look great
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Looks alive hope to turn into a bonsai in the future. Here's to hope.