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Stately Swamp White Oak

Swamp White Oak

Quercus bicolor--Swamp White Oak 

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8 
Height: 55 ft
Spread: 55 ft
Form: rounded 
Type: deciduous tree 
Annual Growth Rate: 12 to 18 inches 

Comments: A member of the white oak group, Swamp White Oak is a native tree with a rounded habit and lustrous green leaves. It has attractive, flaky, brown bark. Unlike most trees with flaking (aka "exfoliating") bark, the texture is prominent even on its branches. As its common name implies, it can enjoy wet or swampy soils. The fall color varies, and when red it's a great contrast to its summer bi-colored leaves, which face green on the top, and whitish on the underside. 

Swamp White Oak has a branching pattern that is recognizably "oak."  The exfoliating bark is present on both trunk and branches. 

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