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Quercus alba/White Oak

Quercus alba / Quercus alba
Large mature white oak in Little Rock, AR
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Large mature white oak in Little Rock, AR

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This oak produces excellent autumn colored foliage

Typical flaky, exfoliating bark of the white oak

Great autumn color

Typical upright form of the white oak in winter

Silver bark of a white oak tree silhouetted against a blue winter sky

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Scientific Name: Quercus alba
Common Name: White Oak
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 40 - 50 feet
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
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Comments: A large, long-lived shade tree that is drought tolerant and relatively free of insect and disease pests. It has silvery-gray, exfoliating bark. Beautiful autumn color is produced most years and its large acorns are a source of food for wildlife.