Focal point, Keystone Species
Moist, well-drained alkaline soil
3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun
Keystone Value: The genus Quercus (Oak) supports over 500 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars, providing food for a variety of birds and mammals.
“White oak is the standard by which all other oaks are measured… One of America’s most handsome native species.” (Michael Dirr).
This stately tree can reach 50-80 feet and makes an impressive specimen tree with its broad round shape, dense foliage, and beautiful russet-red fall color. Its iconic acorns provide food for a variety of native mammals and birds while its branches and cavities also provide them shelter. Like other oaks, the White Oak (Quercus alba) has excellent wildlife value. As a keystone species, oak trees host hundreds of species of butterfly and moth caterpillars (including the Edwards Hairstreak Butterfly pictured above), making them an essential component of biodiverse local food webs.
We ship from two locations:
Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.
Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.
Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.
We are now shipping for Fall 2023!