Swamp White Oak


Swamp White Oak

Quercus bicolor 50-60' x same. Also called Bicolor Oak.

A massive rounded shade tree with a short deeply ridged trunk and a fan of branches, the uppermost ascending and the lower drooping. The contrast between the light grey bark and the dark trunk fissures is particularly striking.

Called Swamp White in recognition of its affinity for the wild low wetlands that once peppered eastern North America before the days of the parking lot and the Big Box. Called Bicolor because its large thick leathery lobed leaves have a glossy dark green upper surface and a white to greyish-green hairy felty underside.

Its large 1½" sweet acorns are highly attractive to wildlife, particularly waterfowl, sapsuckers and squirrels. Its yellow to reddish-purple fall foliage persists until spring. Prefers moist acid soils where drainage is poor, but exhibits excellent drought resistance as well. Very fast growing once established. Native to northeastern U.S. Z3. Maine Grown. (1-3' bare-root trees)

443 Swamp White Oak
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Additional Information


Many oaks are native to New England. Contrary to much of the literature, all acorns are edible, both reds and whites. Oaks are monoecious so you need only one to get acorns.

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