white oak - Fagaceae Quercus alba

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Taxonomy

FamilyFagaceae
GenusQuercus
Speciesalba
Common Namewhite oak
iTree CodeQUAL

Plant Form

FormTree: spreading rounded crown
Height100 feet
Spread80 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliagedark green upper, paler underside; multiple uniform lobes (highly variable in size/shape)Leaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barklight gray, narrow ridges, developing blocky irregular patches with age
Budoval-rounded, light brown to reddish brown, overlapping (imbricate) scalesBud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
Twigred-brown, then grey and smooth (glabrous)
Flowermale- yellow/color catkins; female- smaller, red on stem; both male and female on the same trees
Fruitacorn with a cap with raised bumpy scales covering the top 1/4,yellow turning brown
Fall Colordark red, brown

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min2aMin4.5SoilModerate
Max9aMax6.8SprayModerate

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntermediateModerateYes

Species Status

Nebraska NativeYes Check
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States, Canada
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