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Quercus albaQuercus alba

white oak, stave oak

Photograph(s) by*: CM NRCS

Characteristics

Height: 75-100'
Spread: 75-100'
Flowers: Mar.-May; yellow-green
Fruit: Sept.-Oct.; brown; nut/nut-like
Fall color: red

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 4.5-6.8
Soil type: Loamy Sandy

Habitat

dry to mesic woods

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

acorns food for wildlife; majestic; MD state tree; leaves may persist into winter



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1250.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004