Quercus bicolor--Swamp White Oak
Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8
Height: 55 ft
Spread: 55 ft
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.
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