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Quercus bicolor Beacon®

Oak - Swamp White

Beacon® ('Bonnie and Mike') was discovered by Dr Michael Dirr, and namesd after him and his wife Bonnie when introduced by J Frank Schmidt and Son of Oregon.  Quercus bicolor is one of the most adaptable Oaks for wet sites and urban conditions, and Beacon® had the added distinction of being tightly columnar.  This enables it ti be used in narrow spaces and as an excellent street tree.  The lustrous dark green foliage turns and attractive golden yellow in fall.  The tan acorns provide and important food source for wildlife, and as Dr Doug Tallamy points our, native Oaks are critical for bird survival.

Height

40 Feet

Spread

15 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop
0 Quercus bicolor Beacon #20 6-8' 20
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Native
Winter Interest
Structure
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Moist
Wet
Exposure
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Food Source for Wildlife
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Wet Site Tolerant
Tree Type
Shade
Street
Foliage Color
Green
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