Description + Attributes:

Swamp white oak is a striking tree with attractive peeling bark, especially on young trees. The lustrous, lobed leaves have a two-tone appearance, dark green on top with a silvery-white underside. Fall color is an orange-gold to yellow in mid-autumn. An excellent shade tree for any landscape.

  • Has a good resistance to Oak Wilt
  • One of the easiest oaks to transplant and more tolerant of poor drainage than other oaks.
  • Tolerant of slat, drought, and heat.
  • Alternate, simple, rounded to coarsely lobed leaves with variable wavy margins.  Dark green above with silvery0white underside.
  • Leaves turn to golden or orange brown in fall.
  • Wood from this tree, although often more knotty, is used in much the same way as that of the White Oak.
  • In wet areas this tree will develop a dual-layered root system, using the upper layer during wet conditions (typically in the spring) and switching to the lower roots during dried periods (such as later in the summer).


Tree Type


Shade Tree


Mature Size

Height 50’-80’ & Width 50-80’


Growth Rate




Wildlife Value

It’s Acorns are one of the best sources of food for wildlife.


Full Sun/Partial Shade

Loamy, moist, rich, deep, well drained soils.

  Moderate Drought Tolerance

Swamp White Oak - Bundle of 25 - Bare Root


    Sibley Soil & Water

    Conservation District

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