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Quercus 'Bur Oak' Tree

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'Bur Oak' Tree

Quercus macrocarpa

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