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Swamp White Oak

Catalogue A#2000-101  Z8

GPS  45D 43' 56" N / 108D 37' 16" W

Quercus bicolor

Family: Fagaceae

Origin: Native Quebec to Georgia, west to Michigan and Arkansas

Common name: Swamp White Oak

Location: South of Plaza junction on left side (east)

Number in accession: 1

Curator's note: Smaller specimen and yearly in good health. This is a great example of the perfect small garden tree with great shade.

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​This 24 inch Swamp white oak provides overall benefits of: $145 every year. 


Swamp white oak is a striking tree with attractive peeling bark, especially on young trees. The lustrous, lobed leaves have a two-tone appearance, dark green on top with a silvery-white underside. Fall color is an orange-gold to yellow in mid-autumn. An excellent shade tree for any landscape.

Tree or Plant Type: Tree
        Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
        Native Locale:  North America
        Landscape Uses: Parkway/street, Shade tree, Specimen
        Size Range: Large tree (more than 40 feet)
Mature Height: 50-60 feet
Mature Width: 50-60 feet
        Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
        Hardiness Zones: Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
        Soil Preference: Acid soil, Moist, well-drained soil
        Acid Soils: Tolerant
        Alkaline Soils: Moderately Tolerant
        Salt Spray: Intolerant
        Soil Salt: Moderately Tolerant
        Drought Conditions: Tolerant
        Poor Drainage: Tolerant
        Planting Considerations: Messy fruit/plant parts
        Ornamental Interest: Fall color
        Season of Interest: Early winter, Mid winter, Mid fall, Late fall
        Flower Color & Fragrance: Inconspicuous
        Shape or Form: Broad, Round
        Growth Rate: Moderate
        Transplants Well: Yes
        Wildlife: Game birds, Game mammals, Migrant birds, Small mammal

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