Oak - Swamp White

Quercus bicolor
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-8


This deciduous native tree reaches 50 to 70 feet in height with an equal spread, forming a broad, open, rounded canopy and casting dense shade below. Swamp white oak has deeply ridged and furrowed, dark brown bark, and forms an impressive shade tree. It is a moderate grower and is long-lived, surviving for more than 300 years. Swamp white oak is planted on highway rights-of-way and is frequently used as a shade tree for large lawns, golf courses, parks, and naturalized areas. The crown shape and bi-colored leaves (dark above, lighter beneath) are attractive features; fall color is yellow, with occasional red/purple. The trees can grow well in areas that are dry, poorly drained and wet, or even occasionally flooded, and they will tolerate significant soil compaction. The acorns are sweet and are an important food for wildlife such as squirrels, mice, white-tailed deer, beaver, black bear, and a variety of birds, including ducks and turkey.   

USDA ZONES:  Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8.


At Plant Me Green we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care. We ship your plants using FedEx Ground® the following business day after you have completed checkout.

We are now offering $15 flat rate shipping for all tree orders! Replacement tree shipping cost will be $15 per box. We still cannot ship to some states and US territories based off the Agricultural Laws that may be in place. Please see below for all exclusions. 

If you have any questions concerning transit time for your order, please feel free to contact us at info@plantmegreen.com or toll free 855-817-5268.

Trees: Due to strict Agricultural Laws in place, we currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii. We cannot ship to Puerto Rico or international.

Houseplants: Can ship to California and Arizona. 
How to Plant
STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
Care Guide

Plant oaks in an area where they have plenty of room to grow to their full size. Once established, oaks need very little maintenance. Since they are drought tolerant, they rarely need extra watering. They also rarely need pruning. If there are dead limbs, however, prune in winter.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
sweet swamp white oak

Beautiful start. Arrived in great condition. Is looking good so far even with our little drought and weeks of 90s. Cant wait to see it take off this fall and next spring.

Theresa Wheel
The oak trees arrived in great condition

The box the trees were in was strong. They were planted and growing very well! Thanks!

Jeff Wolting
Arrived in good condition

Ordered Swamp white oak in good condition with no leaf loss. It has now been two weeks and appears to be holding up.

Cynthia Knippjones
All 4 oak arrivd in perfect condition

Our order of 4 oak trees (varied types) arrived in perfect condition. They had their leaves intact and no breakage. The timing was good and the packaging made it easy to get them in the ground. I recommend Plant Me Green.

Michael D Glenn
Strong looking

Received my trees and they arrived quick and looked strong ... thanks for ensuring they were boxes properly for shipment.. now. I just watch them grow...