Quercus alba - white oak
Quercus alba - white oak
Quercus alba - white oak

Quercus alba - white oak

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 Full Sun Butterfly FriendlyBird Friendly Deer ResistantFall Color 

DESCRIPTION

white oak
Quercus alba

A signature native tree, this Oak will grow stately and round creating a perfect pollinator-friendly specimen tree. Native wildlife such as woodpeckers, turkey, quail and ducks depend on its acorns during winter while it is a prime larval food source for many species including Hairstreak butterflies.

BENEFITS
  • Bees use the bark for shelter and the spring catkins for pollen in the early spring.
  • Variable fall color from dark red to purple-brown
  • Outstanding for pollinators including Hairstreak Butterflies
  • Stately, rounded specimen tree for any large landscape
  • Great cover and nesting for native songbirds
  • Acorns are a major food source for many native species
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

INTERESTING FACTS

The white oak provides a habitat and food for countless species of wildlife. The white oak is the best tree to plant to attract butterflies. It supports over 900 caterpillar species throughout the nation! All those caterpillars are essential for birds and their young. If you see holes in your leaves that means you are doing your part to add more life to your garden! Bees use the bark for shelter and the spring catkins for pollen in the early spring.


GROWING TIPS

 Grows well in dry to average soils and full sun

Mature Size: 50-80'T x 50-80'W

Hardiness Zone: 3-8

Sun Exposure: Full sun

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