Quercus bicolor (Swamp White Oak)
Habit: Swamp White Oak is a deciduous overstory native tree that grows about 50 to 60 feet tall. Pyramidal at youth, it grows into a broad rounded tree at maturity. A great landscape tree- typically has a better transplanting survival rate than White Oak and many other Quercus species.
Color: Fall leaf color varies from yellow to reddish purple. In the summer leaves are whitish underneath giving Swamp White Oak an interesting texture when the breeze blows.
Culture: As the name implies, Swamp White Oak is typically native to wetter, moist environments. However, it will tolerate drier conditions once established. If given a choice, try to plant in a moist soil for best results. Likes full sun or part shade.