White Oak

Quercus alba

Chêneblanc

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


In nature Limestone ridges; dry, broadleaf upland forests..


Companion plant suggestions include Eastern Hemlock, Eastern White Pine, Red Pine.

Caring for White Oak

Can be difficult to transplant. Dislikes being disturbed, so transplant when small.

It is happiest in 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)

In terms of water, White Oak needs Low to moderate need for water.