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White Oak vs Mountain Maple

Quercus alba

Acer spicatum

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White Oak
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White Oak is large, long-lived tree with an irregular trunk divided into spreading, often horizontal, stout branches. A highly adaptable tree, White Oak features beautiful green leaves that turn red-purple in the fall and green acorns.

Used to growing in the shadows of the damp forest, White Maple (aka Mountain Maple) is a great fit for shady and wet areas, such as beneath larger trees. Unlike most of its cousins, the White Maple is a shrub instead of a tree. It's still a maple, however, with sap that can be made into Maple syrup to prove it!

In May and June, the classic shapes of Maple leaves are joined by clusters of green and yellow flowers. Soon after, red samaras (aka helicopter seeds or whirligigs) appear. This distinctive appearance makes White Maple an excellent choice for giving urban yards a unique (and patriotic) look.

WHITE OAK QUICK FACTS

MOUNTAIN MAPLE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 4a
Zone: 2a
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Height: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: dark red
Flowers: Yellow and green flowers in may and june
Bark: light to dark gray to white, fissures and scaly
Bark: thin reddish or greyish brown, smooth or with small grooves
Nuts: nuts within acorns; attractive for wildlife
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high





Other Names: white maple


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes