This tree is very large (growing to a height of 50-80 feet) and its wide-spreading horizontal branches provide excellent shade for larger landscapes and parks. It is natively found in drier upland environments in Missouri – and throughout the Midwest – and is the beloved state tree of Illinois.
|Latin Name||Quercus alba|
|Color of Leaf||Dark green, turn to wine red in the fall|
|Shape of Leaf||Rounded lobes|
|Color of Flower||Inconspicuous|
|Shape of Flower||Catkins|
|Fruit Characteristics||1″ long nut with a warty cap|
|Bark Characteristics||Gray to tan, thick plates and ridges|