The swamp white oak is a striking native tree with attractive peeling bark, especially on young trees; lustrous heavy textured lobed leaves two-tone appearance - dark green on top with a silvery-white underside and flowers in spring, leaves turn orange-golden to purple mid-autumn.
Trees of Swamp White Oak provide cover for birds and mammals due to the sweet acorns that grow every year. Shape is round, spreading, reaches 50 feet to 60 feet in height with a spread of 50 to 60 feet. This is yet another oak to add to the "grows just about anywhere" list. An excellent shade tree for any landscape.
Prune oaks in the dormant season to avoid attracting beetles that may carry oak wilt.