Swamp White Oak
Botanical Name: Quercus bicolor
Common Name: Swamp White Oak
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Height: 50-60' Spread: 50-60' Habit/Form: Broadly-rounded Growth rate: Medium
Cultural Requirements: Sun; requires moist, slightly acidic soil; found in native habitat growing in low-lying swampy areas; develops chlorosis symptoms in high pH soils; tolerant of urban conditions once established; drought sensitive, water in dry periods; benefits from mulching.
Ornamental Characteristics: Leaves are medium green with white undersides; bark exfoliates when young exposing reddish tan color; fall color is yellow to brownish; native to the Midwest.
Use in the Landscape: Specimen or grouping tree for parks, parkways and large areas.
Aerial Salt Tolerance: Moderate degree of salt tolerance; use in low exposed areas.
Plant tolerant of flooded areas for extended periods of time.
Native to Illinois
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