Swamp White Oak

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Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor)

Swamp White Oak is a great native oak with distinctive, flaky brown bark.  Easy to transplant and good in poorly drained, wetter soil conditions as well as in uplands.  Fall color is yellow brown to reddish.  An excellent shade tree for any landscape.

Mature Height: 50′

Mature Spread: 50′

Zone: 4

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil Preference: Tolerant to a wide variety of soils, and is drought resistant once established.  Prefers moist, acidic soils.

Nurseryman’s Notes: This oak develops a pyramidal outline in youth, eventually becoming rounded with age.  The leaves of this oak are lobed and dark green.  This native has a moderate to fast growth rate (18″-24″ per year) in adolescence and slows with age.  Few pest or disease problems and tolerant of tough planting sites.  This tree has hard wood, and will resist wind and ice damage.  Can tolerate moist to dry planting sites.

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