The White Oak (Quercus alba) is an impressive tree with a stately, broad-rounded form. The oak is suitable for larger areas, and sports leaves that are dark green in the summer and showy red in fall. The white oak has a slow-to-moderate growth rate. This tree prefers acidic, moist, well-drained soil and full sun. Growing 50 to 80 inches with an equal spread, the white oak may live to 200–300 years of age, with some even older specimens known. The acorns take only one growing season to develop. The acorns are much less bitter than the acorns of red oaks. They are small relative to most oaks, but are a valuable wildlife food, notably for turkeys, wood ducks, pheasants, grackles, jays, nuthatches, thrushes, woodpeckers, rabbits, squirrels, and deer. Hardiness zones are 3 through 9.
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Determining which trees best match your soil type is a crucial step in successful plot growth. To assure the best pairing, Waters Agricultural Laboratories offers a simple way to test soil acidity levels.