'Bur Oak' Tree
Deciduous tree maturing at 70 to 80 feet tall with an equal or slightly greater spread. Eight to ten-inch long leaves are glossy green above and whitish beneath. Tolerant of adverse conditions. Best known for its dense shade and large acorns.
A coarsely textured crown, wild and wooly acorns and a massive trunk with rough and deeply furrowed bark combine to make one impressive tree. But really, those characteristics helped this oak survive the elements of its wide-reaching natural range. While its massive size counts this tree out for most urban and suburban yards, the bur oak make a great choice for parks, institutional grounds and expansive yards.
Bur oak acorns are the preferred food for wood ducks, wild turkeys, white-tailed deer, rabbits, mice, and squirrels
Hardiness Zone: USDA Z3 - Cold Hardy to -30 to -40(F)
- Light: Full Sun
- Water: Medium
- Fertilize: Early Spring
- Role: Thriller
- Height: 70-80 feet
- Spacing: 80 feet