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Swamp White Oak
Scientific Name: Quercus bicolor Willd.
Synonym:
Family: Fagaceae
Swamp White Oak (Quercus  bicolor)
Picture U.S.D.A Forest Service, Courtesy of the Hunt Institute
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-3,10
USDA: 3-8

Sun Exposure: Full sun, tolerates some shade when young

Origin: Mostly mid-western USA

Growth Habits: Deciduous large tree, 50 to 70 feet tall (15-21 m), 60 feet spread (18 m); trunk 2-3 feet in diameter (60-90 cm); gray flaky bark, sometimes heavily furrowed when old; 5 to 9-lobed leaves, dark green on top, whitish green underside, 3 to 7 inches long (8-17 cm), fall color is variable

Watering Needs: Tolerates wet soils

Propagation: Seeds (acorns)


Blooming Habits:
Light yellow or greenish flowers.

Fruiting Habits:
The egg-shaped acorns are 0.8 to 1.2 inches long (2-3 cm), in a mossy-like fringed cup, solitary or in cluster on a long, thin stalk.


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