bicolor oak, swamp white oak - Fagaceae Quercus bicolor

Foliage

bicolor oak, swamp white oak Foliage

Bark

bicolor oak, swamp white oak Bark

Bud

bicolor oak, swamp white oak Bud

Fruit

bicolor oak, swamp white oak Fruit
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Taxonomy

FamilyFagaceae
GenusQuercus
Speciesbicolor
Common Namebicolor oak, swamp white oak
iTree CodeQUBI

Plant Form

FormTree: elongated, conical, or irregular crown
Height80 feet
Spread50 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliagelobed leathery leaves 3-7" long, shallow rounded lobes, shiny green top, white undersideLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barkgray/brown, exfoliating scales when young; blocked & deeply fissured with age
Budclustered rounded/oval terminal budsBud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
Twigwhite-brown -reddish-yellow. When juvenile, the twigs tend to be fissured and look like they are shedding strips of bark.
Flowermale flowers yellow-green (catkins); female flowers green to red, very small in at leaf base
Fruitacorn with 2" long stem (peduncle), cap about 1/3 the kernel with rough bumps
Fall Coloryellow, brown

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min4aMin6.0SoilModerate
Max8aMax7.5SprayModerate

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntermediateHighUnknown

Species Status

Nebraska NativeYes Check
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States
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