A large, fully leaved, mature White Oak in a field
White Oak
The White Oak can live for several hundreds of years and start producing acorns at around 50-100 years old, which are eaten by many types of wildlife. Its wood is used in wine and whiskey barrel production due to its strength and durability. Other names: Stave Oak, Chênede Québec
Botanical Name: Quercus alba
Nom Français: Chêneblanc

Features

Bloom colour: Green
Blooms:
Pollinators: Butterflies | Mammals
Sun or Shade: Full Sun | Partial Sun | Shade
Plant Type: Tree
Height: Over 35 feet (10 meters)
It grows well in hardiness zones: 3 to 9

Planting

Limestone ridges; dry, broadleaf upland forests.
Water requirement: Low to moderate need for water.
Adaptable to a wide variety of soil conditions. Does best on deep, moist, well-drained loam or sandy soil. (pH range 5.5 - 6.5)

Care

Can be difficult to transplant. Dislikes being disturbed, so transplant when small.
Large tree, medium-sized trunk.

Pruning

Spread: Branches can be wider than tall. Needs a large space in which to grow. Roots are deep spreading.

Considerations

Styling and Use

Eastern Hemlock, Eastern White Pine, Red Pine.

Other

History

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