Swamp white oak is a low-maintenance deciduous tree with shiny lobed leaves that is native to North America. It can reach heights of over 60 feet.
Swamp white oak grows well in moist, well-drained soil in full sun. It is used as a specimen, street tree or lawn tree. In the right soil, swamp white oak makes an excellent shade tree. It is a good tree for low, wet areas, and it is one of the easiest oaks to transplant. The wood of this oak is heavy, hard and durable. The tree's acorns provide food for a variety of wildlife.