The leaves of the White oak are funnel-shaped, sinuate and up to 20 cm long and 9 cm wide. The upside is green to gray-green, the underside is lighter. In the sprouting the leaves are tomentose and slightly reddish. The leaf margin is smooth.
The male inflorescences are yellowish-green, hanging down and up to 10 cm (3.9 in) long. The female flower is inconspicuous and reddish.
The acorns are about 2 cm (0.8 in) long, on short stalks in groups (1-3 pieces). The fruit cup is short.
The young twigs are reddish to greenish, slightly hairy later they are gray and bare.
single tree in large gardens and parks. In America also forest tree.