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Cultural Details for Quercus bicolor

Common Name:
Swamp White Oak

Growth Rate:
slow to medium

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
monoecious; staminate catkins pendant, clustered; pistilate solitary

Fruit Details:
1" acorn

Fall Color:
yellow; some red to purple

Bark Details:
flaky grayish brown; longitudinal fissures, flat ridges

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
anthracnose, leaf scorch, cankers, leaf spots, powdery mildew,rust, wilt, decay, shoe-string root rot, galls, scales, saddleback caterpillar, oak skeletonizer, bores, miners, mites

Native Habitat:
Quebec to GA west to Mich and Ark. introduced 1800

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
low lying swampy soil or along stream beds

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
1340, 1710, 1760, 1770, 3990, 4650, 6160

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.