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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Botanical Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    White oaks are well known for their distinctive silhouette. They are massive trees which provide excellent shade as well as habitat for birds and other wildlife. Their acorns are especially attractive to deer and squirrels.

    Latin Name

    Quercus alba


    Family

    Fagaceae


    Type of Plant

    Tree

    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 80'
    Max Spread: 80'

    Uses

  • Shade Tree
  • Street Tree
  • Naturalize

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Drought
  • Clay Soil
  • Dry Soil
  • Shallow-Rocky Soil
  • Black Walnut

  • Toxicity

    Do not ingest

    Colors


    Native Range

    Eastern United States


    History

    During Washington's day, white oak was a valuable lumber used for barrels, posts, and other building materials.


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