A red maple leaf displaying its incredible fall colors.
Based on this installation schedule and his many years of observation, Cothrel avoids fall planting of oaks except swamp white oak , magnolias Magnolia spp.
Oct 13, Oaks frequently appear on fall hazard lists. “We’ve actually had great success planting oaks B&B in the fall- specifically swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor)” Erb says. “The fall-planted ones even put out typically twice as much growth for us the following spring than do the spring-planted ones.”Estimated Reading Time: 9 mins. Quercus bicolor.
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As the name suggests, this oak is found growing wild in low-lying and swampy areas - often moist bottomlands or river banks. But it grows just as well in an urban or suburban setting, with tolerance to compacted soil and (perhaps surprisingly) drought.