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Arboretum: White Oak

White Oak

Quercus alba

Native to eastern United States. Large deciduous tree grows to 80' tall and as wide. Mature leaves are a dull blue-green turning a purple-red in autumn. Acorns are 1" long, mature in a single season and can be quite numerous. A slow growing tree that prefers full sun and acidic soils. Does not transplant well.

Family: Fagaceae
Type: Native
Origin: Eastern United States
Season: Spring

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