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White Oak (Quercus alba): A large canopy makes this a perfect shade tree, and in the fall it turns a striking shade of burgundy. The acorns are a great source of food for wildlife and are gathered, hoarded, and eaten by birds, deer, and rodents.
Native Habitat: Mesic to dry woods; warm, southwest slopes; rocky hillsides; dry upland slopes to well drained loam in bottomlands
Sun Preference: Sun, Part Shade
Soil Preference: Slightly acidic to neutral, deep, moist, well-drained soil; intolerant of alkaline, shallow or abused urban soils; tolerates moderate drought and occasional wet soil
Height: 60-100 ft
Spread: 50-90 ft
Growth Rate: Slow; 12-14” per year
Attributes: Produces acorns annually; Catkins 2-4” long; Leaves turn burgundy in fall
Wildlife: Acorns are gathered, hoarded, and eaten by birds, deer, and rodents; Attracts butterflies and is a larval host for Edwards’ hairstreak (Satyrium edwarsii)
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