The White Oak Tree is a majestic, long-living tree that can grow to be 100 feet. It gets its name for its bark which is a light grayish-white color.
In spring, its leaves and flowers emerge. Male flowers are greenish-yellow catkins which hang from branches. Female flowers are reddish spikes which appear 5-10 days after the male flowers.
Leaves are four-inch lobes which are bright green on the topside and whitish on the bottom. These leaves will turn vivid purplish-red or brown in fall.
The trees fruit, a one inch long acorn with scaled cap, appears in autumn and is a source of food for almost 200 different kinds of animals in its native forest environment.
White Oak trees tend to be slow growers that do best in loose, rich, loamy soil. It requires full sunlight to partial shade. Hardiness Zone: 3-9.