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Swamp White Oak

Swamp White Oak

Quercus bicolor

Featured Plant Category: Keystone Species, Rain Gardens

Height: 50 - 60'

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Bloom Time: April

Bloom Color: Yellow-Green

Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet

Soil Type: Medium to wet, acidic.

Light Requirements: Full sun

Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8

Other Names: Quercus bicolor, Swamp Oak

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Keystone Value: The genus Quercus (Oak) supports over 500 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars, providing food for a variety of birds and mammals.

Swamp White Oak is a beautiful specimen tree used in home landscaping, golf courses, and parks as well as in naturalized areas. They can grow to 50′ or higher and can live over 300 years! Its name is derived from the bicolor leaves: glossy dark green on top and a fuzzy light green underside. In the fall the leaves turn yellow with an occasional red-purple. They prefer full sun and moist to wet acidic soil, however they are adaptable and can handle dry soil. Like other oaks, the Swamp White Oak has excellent wildlife value. Not only is it a keystone species that hosts hundreds of caterpillars, but it also provides habitat and food for a variety of birds and mammals.


Additional information


50 – 60'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time


Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Medium to wet, acidic.

Light Requirements

Full sun

Hardiness Zone


Other Names

Quercus bicolor, Swamp Oak

Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

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