Swamp White Oak
The Swamp White Oak is a native American shade tree. This beautiful, low-maintenance native tree can live for many hundreds of years. The lustrous distinctive leaves cast wonderfully refreshing shade for your family and friends, and future generations. What a gift to bequeath and a great landscape choice! It offers a two-toned leaf; shiny, dark green above and velvety-white below, turning golden in the fall. This oak species attracts a variety of birds.
Growth Rate: This tree grows at a medium rate, with height increases of 1–2 feet per year.
Mature Size: In its maturity it reaches a height of 50–60 feet.
Soil Preference: The swamp white oak grows in in acidic, moist, well-drained, and wet soils. It is also drought-tolerant.