Quercus bi-color (Swamp White Oak)



Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Swamp white oak is a striking tree with attractive peeling bark, especially on young trees. The lustrous, lobed leaves have a two-tone appearance, dark green on top with a silvery-white underside. Fall color is an orange-gold to yellow in mid-autumn. An excellent shade tree for any landscape.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)


One of the easiest oaks to transplant and more tolerant of poor drainage than other oaks.  Avoid high pH soils or plants may develop chlorotic (yellowing ) leaves.  Tolerant of salt, drought and heat.  Prune oaks in the dormant season.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Additional information

Botanical Name

Quercus bi-color

Evergreen or Deciduous


Fall Color

gold to orange

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b


50-60 ft.

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Water Needs

Wet to dry


50 – 60 ft

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