The bi-color or swamp white oak is on eof the species of aok that belongs to the white oak group. Like the other white oaks in this group, the leaf's points are rounded more than the red groups, which come to a point. This tree has been found to be a good performer in the urban setting, it is drought tolerant and does tolerate some of the other harsh conditions that the urban environment offers. Although, if the soils are found to be too alkaline they will develop chlorosis. Due to the white oak group being less suscepatbale to being overcome by oak wilt quickly, it may be a better choice for the landscape than a red oak if you are in an area that oak wilt is present.