Tree Detail

Quercus bicolor


Oak, Swamp

Quercus bicolor   

Category: deciduous tree   Size: large

Mature Size: 40-60' x 40-60'

Zone: 4 - 8   Growth Rate: moderate

Foliage: shiny, dark green, 5-6" long by 2-4" wide.

Elevation (if known): To 8,000'

Water: Wet, but tolerates some drought once established.

Soil : Acid. Tolerates soil compaction.

Sun: Full to part shade

Comments: As per its name, Swamp, perfers wet conditions. Forms good shade tree. Very long-lived.


Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? yes

Street Tree? no   Street Tree Conditions:

CO/NM native? no   Native to: Eastern US

Known Locations:

Information Sources: Alamosa Tree Board; S Group of State Foresters