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SWAMP WHITE OAK
Quercus bicolor

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Photo Locations: New York City, NY, Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR, Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.

General Notes

Underside of leaf is silvery-white.

Native to Eastern North America.

Family: Fagaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.

Oval, Rounded or Umbrella Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 50 - 70 feet.

Width: 50 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.

Longevity Greater than 150 years.

Leaves Oblong to Ovate, Glossy Dark Green, Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown Acorn, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter.

Bark Dark Gray or Red Brown, Furrowed or Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 3; A3.

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet to Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Anthracnose, Phytophthora and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Allergy and Poisonous Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds and Squirrels.

Not Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values

Riparian.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Quercus bicolor Tree Record." 1995-2017. Dec 16, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/quercus-bicolor >

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