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Quercus bicolor

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Native to damp areas in the US and Canada, Quercus bicolor has flaking brownish-grey bark and shallow lobed, glossy green leaves with a white-felted underside. These leaves are very interesting and turn shades of orange and red before falling in a good, crisp autumn.

Unusual in the UK, it grows to be a small or medium-sized tree once established. Ideal for larger gardens, parks or woodlands.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (60 - 80 cm tall)

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Quercus bicolor | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Moist, lime free, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
Habit: Quercus bicolor grows to be a small or medium sized tree with a broad crown.
Height: up to 20m (65 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)

Plant Finder: about Quercus bicolor

Common names

Swamp white oak, Oak


Quercus bicolor (Swamp white oak). This species of oak produces leaves about 7in long, dark green with a white underneath. The leaves will turn purplish-red in the autumn. The bark of the trunk and branches will peel off.


They will thrive in deep, damp, well-drained soil. Some of the species like full sun, while others prefer partial-shade. Propagation is from fresh seeds or by grafting in late winter.

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Quercus bicolor | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

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