Quercus alba

White Oak

White Oak trees are native to North America and the gentle giants who live for centuries and harbor lots of wildlife.

  • Tolerates: Drought, Clay soil, Dry soil, Shallow- rocky soil, Black walnut
  • Sun: Full Sun
  • Bloom Season: May
  • Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Maintenance: Medium
  • Spread (Min): 50
  • Spread (Max): 80
  • Height (Min): 50
  • Height (Max): 80
  • Leaves vs Needles: Shade
  • Size: Large


The White Oak’s expansive size, iconic foliage, and variation in texture and color as the seasons change make it an impressive addition to any property. The White Oak will keep you interested all year long as you watch it transform. In spring, its delicate silvery young leaves take over its branches. Soon after in the summer, it develops into firm greens and then beautiful eruptions of color in the fall. The White Oak has a lifespan of 500 to 600, so the decision to have one planted will bring enjoyment and life for generations to come.