Quercus alba

Common name: White Oak

Native plant

White Oak is the state tree of Illinois. It is the only oak of the white oak group that has russet red fall color. In youth, the leaves tend to persist over the winter. As the tree ages, the leaves fall off in autumn. Grows in sand and clay but never in very wet sites. Unlike most native oaks, White Oak is mildly shade-tolerant, needing only 3-4 hours of sun daily. Somewhat slower growing than others in the White Oak family.


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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Uncompacted Urban Soils, Harsh Exposure Tolerant, Compacted/New Construction Soils


Floodplain, Savannas, Woodlands

Growth form

Single trunk

Growth rate


Flower color

Yellowish Catkin

Fall color

Red Purple


Mature height
50 Feet
Mature width
50 Feet
Max height
80 Feet
Max width
1 020 Inches

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Loved by birds

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