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White Oak vs Cypress Oak

Quercus alba

Quercus robur Fastigiata


White Oak
Cypress Oak

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 green acorns and beautiful green leaves that turn red-purple in the fall.

With a huge growth in bourbon and scotch over the past few decades there is an emerging shortage of white oak that is the primary tree used for cask barrels and aging.

Note: Most Oak species can be considered toxic for many animals.

Cypress Oak is an upright, columnar tree that is well suited as a privacy screen or for lining paths and driveways. The upright branch angle causes it to have a narrower spread which makes it suitable for areas with limited space. It has been described as having an elegant, formal look, growing into an upright oval shape with a short trunk. Compared to other oaks it has a much faster growth rate, especially when young.

Cypress Oak is an ancient oak species of England. Traditionally druids respect the oldest oak trees, considering them to be oracles.

Note: Most Oak species can be considered toxic for many animals.



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Zone: 4a
Zone: 5a
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Height: 17 m (55 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: dark red
Bark: ridged dark grey-black
Nuts: acorns
Nuts: small acorns
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: none

Other Names: columnar english oak, pyramid oak, upright english oak