14 Swamp White Oak

Portrait of Swamp White Oak with lush green leaves against a cloudy sky.Facts About Swamp White Oak

Quercus bicolor

Native to: North Central and Northeastern United States
Crown: Rounded, spreading
Height: 60 feet
Width: 45 feet
Growth Rate: Slow to medium

Characteristics: This tree has dark green, leathery leaves that are silvery white underneath. Bark flakes off in scales. It tolerates wet or well-drained soils.

Negative Features: Some consider the acorn fruit a nuisance.

Uses: Good for all street situations where room allows on arterial, collector, and residential streets.

Comments: Swamp White Oak is suitable for planting along boulevards where there is room, and in sites where there is poor drainage.

Engraved stone sign for Swamp White Oak, Quercus Bicolor.
Cluster of lush deep green Swamp White Oak leaves.
Graphic of a golden, frowning sun.
Graphic of planter dimension for 8 ft.