Oak, Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor)
by Mackey's Farm
Native Pollinator Plant.
This American Beauties exclusive is an amazingly tolerant tree, easy to grow, and very attractive to birds and other wildlife. Moderate to quick growing, it produces a rounded, thick growing head covered in lustrous, dark green, heavily toothed foliage with a silver backing that gives this plant a unique, two-toned look. This plant tolerates a wide range of soils from wet to dry and also provides a magnificent nesting area for birds and small mammals along with prodigious amounts of acorns as a food source. Even butterflies hang around this tree since its leaves are a caterpillar food source for a number of colorful species. It even has a nice display of fall color ranging from yellow to reddish-purple making it a great shade tree for all seasons.