Swamp White Oak

Quercus bicolor

Quercus bicolor

  • Height: 45’
  • Spread: 45’
  • Site characteristics: Full sun; moist to wet, deep acidic soils
  • Zone: 4a - 8b
  • Wet/dry: Tolerates temporary flooding, wet soils and somewhat dry soils
  • Native range: North Central United States
  • Salt: Sensitive
  • pH: 5.0 - 7.0
  • Other: Variable susceptibility to iron chlorosis
  • Shape: Broad, oval with round top
  • Foliage: Green with wavy margins
  • Fall color: Yellow-brown to reddish
  • Additional: Transplant in spring
  • Pests: Susceptible to anthracnose. Intermediate preference by orange-striped oakworms. Some gall damage.

Quercus bicolor Quercus bicolor
Photos: Jesse Saylor, MSU.

Swamp White Oak
Map indicates species’ native range. Source: U.S. Geological Survey.

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