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Swamp White Oak Seedlings

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$189.99
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Latin Name- Quercus Bicolor Hardy Planting Zone- 4-8 Mature Height- 65-85 Width- 15-20 Sun or Shade- Prefers Partial Shade

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Swamp White Oak Seedling

The Swamp White Oak seedling, Quercus bicolor is a tree with two-toned, a broadly spatula shaped leaf in appearance, deep green on one side of the blade, and silvery-gray on the other. The bark is colored gray to brown, while textured medium to course, while young tree’s bark peels a lot like a birch tree. In the spring, the Swamp White Oak flowers, the male in long green clusters known as catkins, while the female flower is green and less distinct. In summer, bulbs are replaced with fresh acorns, and when they drop in the fall, are eaten by squirrels, woodpeckers, smaller rodents, mallards, wood ducks, wild turkeys, and whitetail deer. In autumn, the Swamp White turns a spectacular yellow making this tree stand out. The tree is long-lived; 300-350 years, easy to transplant, widely adaptable, and a great shade oak.

Trees should be planted in moist, well-drained, acid soil, though it is tolerant in drought and poor drainage conditions. Trees need very little maintenance although should be pruned during the dormant season to avoid beetles that carry oak wilt. The kinds of diseases that Swamp White Oaks can get powdery mildew, leaves may yellow when growing in high PH soils, insect galls, and Anthracnose; it will tolerate black walnut toxicity.

Swamp White Oaks are not only long-lived; they can grow over 40 feet, and reach widths of 50-60 feet when mature. The tree does grow quickly, which is another added benefit, so it doesn’t take long to enjoy this tree, its colors, and shade. Avoid planting the tree too close to a street, as, during the winter when salt is laid down on the road, it could spray upon the tree, and it is intolerant of it. All in all, a lovely tree to have and withstands a lot.

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