";s:4:"text";s:2727:" Gone are the days when Quercus bicolor was considered a cheap substitute for everyone’s favorite, Quercus alba. Unlike many Swamp White Oaks, Sun Breaker® drops its foliage clean in the winter to best show-off the textured and colorful bark. Plant it in an area along a pond, a stream of other wet sites. Swamp White Oak Tree. Botanical name: Quercus bicolor Family: fagaceae Group: white oak. Click on images of Swamp White Oak to enlarge. Swamp White Oak Quercus bicolor (Swamp White Oak) It is a deciduous tree with a wide spreading domed canopy and lush green foliage, it is also resistant to pest and disease, has drought tolerance and looks great in the street. But it grows just as well in an urban or suburban setting, with tolerance to compacted soil and (perhaps surprisingly) drought. As the name suggests, this oak is found growing wild in low-lying and swampy areas — often moist bottomlands or river banks. Swamp White Oak Quercus bicolor. Swamp white oak is the perfect tree for areas with water draining issues or as a specimen tree near ponds/creeks. As the tree matures, the ridges widen and develop a plated or scaly texture with narrow furrows in between the plates as opposed to the pronounced ridges and furrows on white ash bark.
The open rounded crown makes it a good shade tree for large areas. White oak bark is also gray with ridges and narrow furrows. Post oak bark is similar to that of white oaks, but is darker and more rough, with smaller raised scales. Also, unlike other oaks, the dark brown bark of branches peels away in ragged curls exposing the lighter colored bark beneath. The acorns are distinguishable by they're long stalks. The shiny, dark green, 5- to 6-inch-long by 2- to 4-inch-wide leaves have fine white hairs on their underside, and irregular margins. Sun Breaker® Swamp White Oak can be relied upon for dark lustrous foliage and a full and balanced crown. It produces a good acorn crop every 3 to 5 years that wildlife love to eat. Introduction. The Latin name bicolor refers to the distinctive two-colored appearance of the leaves: green on the upper surface, and whitish on the under surface. This deciduous native tree reaches 50 to 70 feet in height with an equal spread, forming a broad, open, rounded canopy and casting dense shade below. Swamp White Oak is a relatively large deciduous tree growing to be 80 feet tall with a long life span. Quercus bicolor: Swamp White Oak 1.