Keystone Species, Rain Gardens
50 - 60'
Medium, Moist, Wet
Medium to wet, acidic.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Keystone Value: The genus Quercus (Oak) supports over 500 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars, providing food for a variety of birds and mammals.
Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor) is a beautiful specimen tree used in home landscaping, golf courses, and parks as well as in naturalized areas. They can grow to 50′ or higher and can live over 300 years! Its name is derived from the bicolor leaves: glossy dark green on top and a fuzzy light green underside. In the fall the leaves turn yellow with an occasional red-purple. They prefer full sun and moist to wet acidic soil, however they are adaptable and can handle dry soil. Like other oaks, the Swamp White Oak has excellent wildlife value. Not only is it a keystone species that hosts hundreds of caterpillars, but it also provides habitat and food for a variety of birds and mammals.
We ship from two locations:
Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.
Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.
Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.
We are now shipping for Fall 2023!