Quercus bicolor (Swamp White Oak)
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.
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.
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.