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White Oak

Botanical Name
Quercus alba
Hardiness
Zones 3 to 9
Height
Up to 100 feet
Width
50 to 80 feet
Flowers
May: yellow-green pendulous catkins - male, inconspicuous spikes - female
Fruit
Acorn, cap is 1/4 length of nut and bumpy
Fall Color
Brown to red, varies with season
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained, acidic
Planting & Care
  • Prune in winter
  • Does not tolerate compacted soils and construction
  • Difficult to transplant
Problems
Chlorosis in alkaline soils, galls, anthracnose, 2-line chestnut borer, wilt

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