This is yet another oak to add to the “grows just about anywhere” list. Although swamp whites were named for their tolerance to poorly drained sites, they can and will thrive or do better on many other site types. Swamp white is also a good choice for those of you who live up North where it gets too cold for most of the other oaks.
Wanna know more? Swamp white oaks show a lot of variation from one tree to the next, which makes them a good candidate for improvement. They also seem willing to hybridize quite readily with the other white oaks, and often produce acorns at a young age when planted on a high quality site.
Swamp white oak- the species oak that acts like a hybrid…Go ahead and get you some!
White Oak section
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|Soil pH:||4.5 - 6.5|
|Wildlife Value:||Whitetail deer, waterfowl, wild turkey, deer, fox, squirrel, and black bear.|
|Site Preference:||Prefers moist soil that occasionally dries out, tolerates flooding in spring months.|
|Nut Maturity Date:||Mid October|