Quercus alba (White Oak)
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Native: Central and eastern North America
Height to 30m, sometimes more at altitudes to 1400m, but at this altitude is a low bush
The leaves grow up to 12.5-22.5cm long, the upper surface is dark glossy green, the lower downy at first. When they open they are tinted a violet colour and turn deep red in autumn, often staying on the tree all winter.
Flowers appear with the young leaves at the end of May.
The acorns are 1.8cm long, usually sessile but not always, and fall in early October.