quercus bicolor

Swamp White Oak

quercus bicolor - swamp white oak
Swamp white oaks need to be given plenty of room to grow freely. Thy can reach 70 feet tall and wide. They are rugged, low maintenance trees. The bark becomes deeply ridged and dark brown as they age. Starting out, the tree has a short trunk and low branches, so if there is vehicle or pedestrian traffic prune for clearance.

Height: 50′ – 70′

Width: 50′ – 70′

Exposure: Full sun.

Fruit / Flower: Catkin / acorn.

Fall Color: Yellow to red-purple.

Water: Keep well moist to establish for the first few years. Once established, these trees don’t need extra watering as they are fairly drought tolerant.

Fertilizer: Not a heavy feeder. Use a slow releasel fertilizer once a year to establish if desired.

Pruning: Little pruning is required other than corrective pruning to remove the odd dead, damaged or crossing branch. Let the leader establish and grow – never top it off! Prune for traffic clearance when young if required.

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