Bur Oak

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Quercus macrocarpa

Height: 60-80ft
Spread: 60-80ft
Zone: 3-8
Exposure: Full sun
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate
Bloom Time/Color: N/A
Fall Color: N/A
Uses: Shade tree, park tree
Maintenance: Low
Tree Shape: Irregular, round
Other: Attracts wildlife

Bur oak is named after its large acorns with gnarled caps and is one of the most commanding oaks in the Midwestern landscape. It is a very large, irregularly rounded tree that is covered in leathery, dark green lobed foliage for the majority of the growing season before turning an undistinguished mix of yellows and browns. Bur oaks also have very attractive, fissured grey bark that adds texture to the landscape. Acorns are abundant in maturity (takes up to 35 years to start producing) and are an excellent source of food for wildlife. Bur oaks do best in moist, well-drained soils in full sun, however they tolerate drought, clay, dry soils, poor drainage, and varied soil pH's. A very durable and long-lived tree.

Quercus macrocarpa is an Iowa native.

Extra Information

Design Ideas/Themes:
Parks, Rustic, Informal, Prairies
Native Habitat:
Northern/Central North America (including Iowa)

Warranty Information

Deciduous trees are guaranteed for one full year* from date of purchase. For more detailed warranty information, please visit our warranty and returns page.

*Items marked clearance or that are more than 30% off of their original price do not qualify for warranty coverage.