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G6800, Revised June 2008

Selecting Landscape Plants: Shade Trees

Swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor)

Large trees

Swamp white oak


Swamp white oak has a broad, ovate form when mature but looks coarse when young. It transplants more easily than white oak and grows moderately fast. It tolerates drought, salt and compaction better than most oak species. Leaves are whitish on the underside, adding interest to the summer foliage.

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