Bur Oak

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Bur Oak

Quercus macrocarpa
Mossy Cup Oak; Overcup Oak; Burr Oak
72

100 feet
32

72 feet
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Birds

About This Plant

Sun. Deciduous, with deeply lobed leaves and fist-sized acorns — typically the largest by far of any oak species. Bur oak is a terrific shade tree, growing up to 100 feet; it is also mostly indifferent as to soil type and, in the white oak subgroup, boasts some resistance to oak wilt. However it is considered slow-growing, even for an oak.

Maintenance

Maintenance includes cleanup of tassels, acorns and leaf litter. To prevent the chance of oak wilt, prune bur oak only in winter, and paint any wounds immediately. (Pruning is always optional.)

Features

Plant Type:
Large Tree
Size:
72-100' H, 32-72' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Wildlife:
Birds, Butterflies
Flower Color:
Bloom Time:
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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