Burr Oak; Blue Oak; Overcup Oak
Eastern and central North America.
- Central Texas
- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
About This Plant
Sun. Deciduous, with fist-sized acorns and deeply lobed leaves. Bur oak is a terrific shade tree, growing up to 100 feet; and it’s fairly resistant to oak wilt. It is very slow-growing, even for an oak.
Maintenance includes cleanup of tassels, acorns and leaf litter. To prevent oak wilt, prune only in winter, and paint any wounds. Pruning is always optional. Cuts should only be made at a bud or branch; in general, focus on minimizing dead, damaged, or rubbing branches. Mulch with about 2″ of woodchips wherever possible; a tree’s mulched area should be six feet at a minimum.
72-100' H, 32-72' W
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade