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Species: Quercus bicolor

(kwer'kus bye'kul-urr)

Quercus bicolor

Swamp White Oak

Found on Course Walks

Big Trees in Winter, Oaks ;
Oaks

Map of plant locations

(Plant location data may be incomplete)

In Collection(s):

Recommended Urban Trees Collection

Ornamental Characteristics

Tree > 30 feet

50' - 60'

Deciduous

broad oval with round top

Environmental Characteristics

Full sun

4a

Can tolerate acid to neutral soil (pH 5.0 to 7.4)

Tolerates salty soil

Variable in tis response to soil pH. When structural soil is made with limestone it has shown some chlorosis.

Yes

Occasionally saturated or very wet soil; Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil; Prolonged periods of dry soil
See graphic below

Insect Disease

susceptible to anthracnose; intermediate preference by orange-striped oakworm

Bare Root Transplanting

Easy

Other

native from Quebec to Michigan, south to Georgia and Arkansas; transplant in spring or fall

Moisture Tolerance Graphic

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Moisture Tolerance

Moisture graphic
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil
Consistently moist, well-drained soil
Occasional periods of dry soil
Prolonged periods of dry soil
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