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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Quercus alba

White Oak

Scientific Name:

Quercus alba

Genus:

Quercus

Species Epithet:

alba

Common Name:

White Oak

Plant Type

Tree

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Fagaceae (Beech Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

72-100 ft., More than 100 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red, Yellow, Green

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Mesic to xeric forests. Common to abundant essentially everywhere in the state.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Distinctive pale gray bark with somewhat loose ends to the narrow vertical plates.

NC mountains

The Scientific Name is Quercus alba. You will likely hear them called White Oak. This picture shows the Distinctive pale gray bark with somewhat loose ends to the narrow vertical plates. of Quercus alba

Bettina Darveaux

Beautiful fall color on a young sapling

Orange County, NC

The Scientific Name is Quercus alba. You will likely hear them called White Oak. This picture shows the Beautiful fall color on a young sapling of Quercus alba

Bettina Darveaux

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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