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Quercus alba

White Oak

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Quercus alba (White Oak)

This large, majestic, and long-lived oak holds year long interest. It is a dominant tree in many Ozark woods with round-lobed leaves and smooth, medium-sized acorns. In the spring, the foliage is pinkish-white which opens to a medium-green in summer followed by brown to various shades of wine red in fall. It is a durable, long-lived tree with ash-gray and scaly bark.

Additional Information:


Height
50-80 Feet

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Spread
50-90 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium), Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata), Spicebush (Lindera benzoin), Deciduous Holly (Ilex decidua), Wild Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens), Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatica), Arrowwood Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Nature Attracting

Songbird

Season of Interest

Winter (Nov-Mar)
Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Average
Moderate

Special Features

Nuts
Interesting Bark

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Cover
Food/Birds
Nesting
Food/Small Animals