Oak, Swamp White (AD)
At a Glance
Latin Name: Quercus bicolor
Other common names: Swamp White Oak
Mature Height: 50 – 60′ Tall 50 – 60′ Wide.
It grows rapidly and can reach 300 to 350 years old.
Soil/Climate: Partial Shade to Full Sun, native to eastern United States, likes swampy situations, prefers acidic soil, drought tolerant, survives in a variety of habitats.
Notes: Brillant copper and red leaves in fall. Male flowers hang in clusters of catkins while female flowers are tiny spikes in leave axils. Swamp White Oak forms hybrids with Bur Oak where they occur together in the wild. One of the easiest oaks to transplant.
Wildlife: Acorns are sweet and are eaten by squirrels, wild ducks, several nongame birds and other rodents.
Purchase Size: 2-3 ft.
USDA NRCS Species Information