The leaves of the Swamp white oak are broad ovoid, green, sinuate, lobed with 10 to 14 lobes and stalked. The leaf is 12 – 18 cm (4.7 – 7.1 in) long and 7 – 11 cm (2.8 – 4.3 in). The petiole is often reddish. The underside of the leaf is tomentose silvery. The leaf margin is smooth.
The male bloom conditions are yellowish-green, drooping. The female flower is inconspicuous and reddish.
The acorns are brown and oval.
The branches are smooth and gray, the ends of branches ridged. The branches often grow in a zigzag shape. The buds are small, round and brown.
single tree in parks and large gardens