Swamp White Oak
16 in stock
Orders are for Fall Season
Fall Season our trees are not yet dormant. As such, we ship the plants in containers.
We do not recommend fall planting for USDA plant zone 5
If you are planting in USDA Plant zone 6 your order will ship out in mid October due to high demand of our trees, our first few shipping weeks are full.
Ideally it would be best to plant young trees coming from Florida in late September.
You will want to protect your young trees from any frosts and freezes or delay shipping to our spring bareroot/dormant season.
Fall orders are shipped by USDA Plant zones.
Plant Zones 6: late September
Plant Zones 7-8: October–November
Plant Zones 8-9: November– early December
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Swamp White Oak is a large, relatively moderate growing tree. It has large leaves with rounded lobes, and a scaling bark. Its large acorns are favored by deer and wildlife because of the low (bitter tasting) tannin content. Begins to bear in 20-30 yrs and with crops produced every 3-5 years in October-November. They will produce an average of 120 cleaned acorns per pound. Grows best in richer upland soils throughout the eastern U.S. Cold hardy to USDA plant zones 4-8.
|Height||50' - 60'|
|Spread||50' - 60'|
|Tree Form||Central Leader|
|USDA Zone||4 - 8|
|Blooms||May - June|
|Drops Nuts||October - November|
|Soil||Acid soils, moist, well-drained|
|Soil pH||5.5 - 7.0|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Suggested Pollinators||White Oak, Swamp Chestnut Oak, Sawtooth Oak|
|Spacing||50' - 60'|
|Pruning||Oaks require minimal pruning. In early years, light pruning may be used to establish a strong central leader structure.|
|Fertilization||Do not fertilize at planting. Once the trees are established, fertilize in early spring (Mar-April) as growth begins. Do not fertilize in the fall, which could promote late season tender growth that can be damaged by early frosts.|
|Watering||Newly planted trees should be watered regularly. This is the most critical step in the establishment of your new trees. Please see the Watering section under "How to plant and grow" in our Learning Center.|
At Chestnut Hill Outdoors, we’ve been shipping mail order trees for over 30 years. We’re experts at delivering healthy trees to your doorstep. All of our trees are container grown in root-enhancing pots, ensuring healthy root systems and much better success upon planting.
Spring: All trees are shipped bare-root.
Fall: All trees are shipped in containers.
Size shipped: 8 – 24 inches
For more information, visit our Ordering & Shipping Page.