Quercus bicolor 
Swamp White Oak 

Quercus bicolor, commonly called Swamp White Oak, is a medium sized, deciduous tree with a broad, rounded crown and a short trunk which typically grows at a moderate rate to a height of 50-60' (sometimes larger). Leaves are dark, shiny green above and silvery white beneath, with 5-10 rounded lobes or blunt teeth along the margins. Fall color is yellow, but sometimes reddish purple. Insignificant flowers in separate male and female catkins in spring. Fruits are acorns which mature in early fall. Indigenous to north, central, and eastern Missouri in moist to swampy locations in bottomlands and lowlands, such as along streams and lakes, valleys, floodplains and at the edge of swamps. Also has surprisingly good drought resistance.

Type: Tree

Family: Fagaceae

Native Range: Northeastern North America

Zone: 3 to 8

Height: 50.00 to 60.00 feet

Spread: 50.00 to 60.00 feet

Bloom Time: April

Bloom Description: Yellowish green

Sun: Full sun

Water: Medium to wet

Maintenance: Low

Suggested Use: Shade Tree, Street Tree, Rain Garden

Flower: Insignificant

Leaf: Good Fall

Attracts: Birds

Tolerate: Wet Soil