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Bill Cook, Michigan State University, Bugwood.orgFranklin Bonner, USFS (ret.), Bugwood.orgBrian Lockhart, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org

Oak, White – 8-14″ (2-0)

A long-lived tree, white oak (Quercus alba) has a stately silhouette all year long.  It grows 60 – 90 feet tall, and often just as wide.  White oak often holds its leaves into the winter time.  It prefers a moist site on a well-drained sand or loam soil.  White oak is intolerant of poorly drained sites.

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Product Description

  • Seedling Size:  8-14″
  • Seedling Age:  2-0
  • Mature Height:  60 – 90 feet
  • Mature Width:  50 – 80 feet
  • Soil Type:  Acidic, Drought Tolerant, Well-drained
  • Moisture: Moderate, Moist
  • Sun:  Partial Shade, Shade
  • Growth Rate:  Slow, Medium

Key Characteristics of White Oak 

  • Leaves are simple and alternately arranged with round edges, in contrast with the pointy leafed red oak.
  • Bark is light grey and platey with a showy trunk.
  • Acorns provide an immense wildlife value to a wide variety of animals and insects.

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Did You Know?

Oak trees are one of the best trees available for habitat, providing food through its acorns, as well as through the diversity of insects it supports.