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White Oak

White Oak

Quercus alba

Height: 60' in urban areas-150' in woodlands
Spread: 60'+
Shape: Wide spread in open spaces
Foliage: Alternate, simple, 4"-9" long, 5-9 rounded, entire lobes. Bright-green above, gray-green monoecious, male in catkins, female in solitary to many-flowered spikes in leaf axils
Fall Color: Purple-red, showy. Color develops late. Color is long lasting
Hardiness: 3-9

Comments: Shade tree for large open spaces. One of the most attractive oaks. Long-lived (up to 600 years) and very desirable hardwood. Large, deciduous tree, 60 to 80' tall (in urban conditions), as wide or wider than tall, pyramidal when young. Rounded, broad-rounded or upright rounded when mature. Branching is irregular and wide spreading; interesting. Plant in Full sun in deep, moist, rich, well-drained neutral to acidic soils.

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