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  White Oak  
Common Name: White Oak
Latin Name: Quercus alba
Tree Size: Large
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Slow
Water Needs: Moderate
Tolerances: Partial to heavy shade
Attributes: Texas native, reliable fall color, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: Excellent long-lived shade tree. Wildlife eat acorns. Fall color is red.
Comments: Works best on well-drained, loamy soils.
Problems: Flowers and acorns can be excessive some years. Juvenile trees hold their leaves through winter.
Firewise: Yes
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