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A picture of a White oak

White oak

Quercus alba

Also known as

Oak

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

33m

Max

30m

20m

Min

10m

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

    White oak Overview

    The leaves on this deciduous species will turn purplish-red in the autumn. It will produce scaly fissured pale grey bark and oblong, lobed leaves which are about 20cm long. They will need well drained soil with plenty of moisture.

    How to propagate White oak

    Seed

    From fresh seeds.

    Grafting

    Grafting in late winter.

    Other uses of White oak

    Grown for their habit, foliage and, in some deciduous species their autumn colour. Suitable for coastal conditions. Attracts butterflies and a variety of wildlife.