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Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor)

Scientific Name: Quercus bicolor
Available Size: 3-4′

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Description

Type: Deciduous tree

Family: Fagaceae

Height:50-60 feet

Spread: 50-60 feet

Native Range: Northeastern North America, North, central, and eastern Missouri

Ideal Site Requirements:

Soil: average acidic soil

Water: medium to wet

Sunlight needs: full sun

Tolerates: wet soil

Landscape use:  street tree, lawn tree, wet low ground sites

Brief Description: Very adaptable medium sized tree with a broad rounded crown and short trunk, leaves are dark shiny green above and silvery white beneath.

Wildlife Benefits: Acorns are eaten by wildlife.

Possible Problems: Generally a durable and long-lived tree, but is susceptible to a large number of potential diseases and insect pests, including anthracnose, canker, leaf spot, rust, blight, galls, caterpillars, borers, leaf miners, oak lace bug and oak mite. Chlorosis (yellowing of the leaves while the veins remain green) often occurs when soils are not properly acidic. 

Stand out Features: Adaptable to most sites.

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