obovate, shallow lobes, green, underside grey, 10 - 20 cm
gold coloured Y catkins, 7 -10 cm long, May
elongated acorns, 2 - 3 cm, usually in pairs
acid, moist soils, roots deeply
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north-eastern part of North America
Grows wild in damp places such as riverbanks and close to bogs. Height up to approx. 20 m. The greyish-brown scaly bark flakes off from old specimens in long plates. Young shoots are slightly hairy, later becoming bare and smooth. They are reddish-brown and have many lenticels. The leaves are 10 - 20 cm long and 4 - 10 cm wide. The upper part, approx. two-thirds of the length, has shallow lobes. The upper side is glossy green, the underside a remarkable greyish-green to greyish-white and covered in velvety hairs. If the autumn is warm and sunny the leaves turn orange-red. The acorns are one-fifth to one-third enclosed in a semi-circular cupule covered in small scales. Q. bicolor produces a great many epicormic branches that die off after a year and hang as dead wood in the tree for a long time.