Swamp White Oak

Quercus bicolor

A favorite choice of professional arborists, the swamp white oak is a grand shade tree with distinct leaves that are a dark green color above while being silvery-white below. As its name suggests, it thrives in wet soil situations, but oddly enough, can also withstand drought.

Size and Light Requirements

Swamp white oaks prefer full sun and will reach 40 feet in height in 50 years.

Plant This Tree

This tree is available through our residential planting program, RiverSmart Homes. You can also get up to $100 back for planting this tree yourself through our tree rebate program.

Find Another Tree

All the trees in this guide have been selected by Casey Trees and are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, DC.

Photo Credits

Adrienne, CAFNR, MONGO, Ninjatacoshell