Genetically Superior White Oak (Quercus alba)

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Genetically Superior White Oak Tree
Genetically Superior White Oak Tree

We are continuing research on superior White Oak trees. The parent trees show superior form and speed of growth. We have a limited supply available at this time. The White Oak trees are grafted onto Bur Oak rootstock, which grows in a wider range of soils than standard White Oak trees.

They can be planted in heavy clay soils and in moist areas. Annual growth rates up to .8 caliper inch average have been experienced in some early plantings. We now have seedling production available from our best performing grafted White Oak trees. Grafts and seedlings are both suitable for plant hardiness in zones 4 - 7.

These seedlings will grow best on soils in the native White Oak range which can vary from rich, well-drained, flat soils to rolling clay soils with good surface drainage. Do not plant White Oak seedlings on flat, heavy, wet clay sites or high PH alkaline sites. Use the grafted White Oak on Bur Oak rootstock in these conditions. See page 2 for appropriate planting time.

Planting recommendations:

  • White Oak grafts: plant at 15 ft. x 20 ft. spacing.
  • White Oak seedlings: plant at 15 ft. x 20 ft. spacing OR 12 ft. x 12 ft. spacing and thin after 10 years to 140 trees per acre.

White Oak at 7 years old and 5" diameter – shown in fall color.
White Oak at 7 years old and 5" diameter – shown in fall color.