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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Quercus alba L.
white oak
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Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), CAN (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Single Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Slow
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 25
Coppice Potential Yes   Height at Maturity 100.0
Fall Conspicuous Yes   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Yellow   Lifespan Long
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 4.5
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 6.8
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 300
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 800
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 30
Drought Tolerance Medium   Precipitation, Maximum 80
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 48
Fire Tolerance Medium   Salinity Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 145   Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -43
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 128
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Slow
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor High
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate None
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product High   Post Product No
Lumber Product Yes   Protein Potential Medium
Naval Store Product Yes   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product Yes
 
 
Time Generated: 12/08/2019 07:20 PM CST