White Oak is a native tree that produces large acorns which are favored by deer, turkey, quail, ducks, and squirrels because of the low (bitter tasting) tannin content. It has large leaves with rounded lobes, and a scaling bark. Begins to bear in 20 or more years, with crops producing every 2-3 years in October-November. Grows best in richer upland soils throughout the eastern U.S.
|Height||80' - 100'|
|Spread||30' - 40'|
|Tree Form||Central Leader|
|USDA Zone||4 - 8|
|Blooms||May - June|
|Drops Nuts||October - November|
|Soil||Moist upland soils|
|Soil pH||5.5 - 7.0|
|Light Requirements||Full sun to partial shade|
|Suggested Pollinators||Pin Oak, Swamp Chestnut Oak, Sawtooth Oak|
|Spacing||40' - 50'|
|Pruning||Oaks require minimal pruning. In early years, light pruning may be used to establish a strong central leader structure.|
|Fertilization||Do not fertilize at planting. Once the trees are established, fertilize in early spring (Mar-April) as growth begins. Do not fertilize in the fall, which could promote late season tender growth that can be damaged by early frosts.|
|Watering||Newly planted trees should be watered regularly. This is the most critical step in the establishment of your new trees. Please see the Watering section under "How to plant and grow" in our Learning Center.|
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