White Oak


  • Wide crown
  • Good shade tree
  • Good for wildlife
  • Walnut resistant
  • More resistant to oak wilt
  • Seedling height: 12″-18″

Height: 50ft-80ft
Spread: 50ft-80ft
Water Needs: Dry to Medium-Wet
Soil Needs: Sand, Loam, Clay
Growth Rate: Moderate-slow

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White Oak
Description White oak (Quercus alba) is a large, long-living deciduous tree. White oaks are some of the best trees for wildlife and as shade trees. White oaks face an aging population, which makes planting them so important. White oak lumber is valuable and its barrels are known for aging bourbon and whiskies.
Height 50 – 80 ft.
Spread 50 – 80 ft.
Growth rate Moderate to slow
Sun Full sun to shade
Water use Medium
Soil Moist, well-drained soils
Bloom & Nut
Bloom time March – May
Bloom color Red, yellow, green, brown
Fruit type Nut
Edible/Inedible Inedible
Nativeness (Native/Non-native) Native
Benefits Shade tree, good for wildlife, lumber
Climate Change Hardiness High adaptability (US Forest Service)

Additional information


5, 10, 25, 50