Swamp White Oak

$11.95

Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor) is a marvel of adaptability, thriving in both wet and dry soils. Its leaves, with a silvery underside, flutter gracefully in the breeze. This oak is a haven for wildlife, offering both nourishment and shelter, making it an ecological gem.

1-2′ Bareroot Seedling

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 3-8
Soil pH: 5.0-7.0
Soil Type: Well-drained, acidic to neutral
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 50-60′ tall, 50-60′ wide
Plant Spacing: 40-50′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, rounded
Rootstock: From Seed

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Monoecious, requires cross-pollination
Pollination Mechanisms: Wind
Bloom Time: April-May
Flower Color: Yellow-green

Fruit Characteristics

Nut Size: 0.5-1″
Nut Flavor: Sweet
Nut/Husk Color and Appearance Brown, thin shell
Harvest Time: September-October
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in a cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 20-25

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Oak Wilt (Bretziella fagacearum): Moderately Resistant
Anthracnose (Apiognomonia quercina): Moderately Resistant
Armillaria Root Rot (Armillaria mellea): Moderately Resistant
Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe alphitoides): Moderately Resistant
Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar): Moderately Resistant
Oak Leafroller (Archips semiferanus): Moderately Resistant

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, rounded
Foliage Color: Dark green
Fall Color: Yellow-brown
Lifespan: 200-300 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Eastern United States
Nitrogen Fixing: No