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Quercus bicolor 20-40cm

Quercus bicolor 20-40cm

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Quercus bicolor

Quercus bicolor, commonly known as the swamp white oak, is a deciduous tree native to North America, particularly found in the eastern United States. Belonging to the Fagaceae family, it is renowned for its adaptability to wet soils, often found growing in swamps, floodplains, and along riverbanks. The foliage consists of lobed leaves that are dark green on the upper surface and a silvery-white underside, providing a striking contrast. In autumn, the leaves turn shades of yellow or brown before falling. Swamp white oak produces acorns that are an essential food source for wildlife.

Cultivation Tips: Here are some tips for cultivating Quercus bicolor:

  1. Location: Plant swamp white oak in a location that receives full sun to partial shade. It thrives in moist, well-drained soils but can tolerate a variety of soil types, including clay and loam. However, it is best suited for wet or poorly drained areas.

  2. Watering: While swamp white oak is adapted to wet conditions, it benefits from regular watering, especially during periods of drought. Ensure the soil remains consistently moist, particularly during the tree's establishment period.

  3. Pruning: Minimal pruning is typically required for swamp white oak. Remove any dead, damaged, or crossing branches to maintain a healthy structure and shape. Pruning is best done during the dormant season.

  4. Fertilization: Apply a balanced fertilizer in early spring to promote healthy growth. However, swamp white oak generally does not require heavy fertilization, especially if planted in nutrient-rich soils.

  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree to conserve soil moisture, suppress weed growth, and regulate soil temperature. Keep the mulch several inches away from the trunk to prevent moisture-related issues and discourage pests.

  6. Pest and Disease Management: Monitor the tree for common pests and diseases, such as oak wilt and powdery mildew. Treat any infestations promptly with appropriate measures, such as pruning affected branches or applying fungicides.

  7. Protection from Winter Damage: In regions with harsh winters, protect young swamp white oak trees from frost damage by wrapping the trunk with burlap or using tree guards. Mulching around the base of the tree can also help insulate the roots.

By following these cultivation tips, you can successfully grow and enjoy the beauty of Quercus bicolor in your landscape, particularly in wet or low-lying areas where other trees may struggle to thrive.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated product description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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