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Quercus bicolorQuercus bicolorQuercus bicolor

swamp white oak, swamp oak

Photograph(s) by*: OSU, PLANTS RM89

Characteristics

Height: 60-100'
Spread: 50-75'
Flowers: May; yellow-green
Fruit: Sept.-Oct.; tan brown; nut/nut-like
Fall color: red/brown

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Wet
Soil pH: 4.3-6.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

low, wet bottomlands, edges of swamps and streams

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

acorns food for wildlife



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1246.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004