Swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor)

Swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor) (16395 bytes) The swamp white oak is a medium-size tree, growing to50 to 80 feet in height. It is tolerant of poorly drained sites and tolerates heavy clay soils. Hardy in zones 3 to 8, the Swamp White Oak has no serious insect or disease problems and is a long-lived tree that may reach 300 to 350 years.
swamp white oak foliage  (6827 bytes) white swamp oak fall foliage (8448 bytes)    Foliage is dark green and leathery. The autumn color is usually yellow but sometimes purple and red.
swamp white oak immature acorn (3519 bytes) white swamp oak mature acorn (4763 bytes) Acorns are 1" long, usually in pairs, on stems 1" - 3" long. About 1/3 of the nut is the cap.
swamp white oak bark (7231 bytes) Bark is grayish brown to black, with deep long fissures and flat ridges.

Photos: Judy Sedbrook

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