Bur Oak

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Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa) stands out with its massive acorns, enclosed by a fringed cap. This hardy tree is adaptable to various soil types and is known for its resistance to drought. Its deeply lobed leaves and thick bark make it a distinctive addition to any garden or park.

1-2′ Bareroot Seedling

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 3-8
Soil pH: 5.5-7.5
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun
Drought Tolerance: High
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 70-80′ tall, 70-80′ wide
Plant Spacing: 70-80′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, rounded
Rootstock: From Seed

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Monoecious
Pollination Mechanisms: Wind
Bloom Time: April-May
Flower Color: Yellow-green

Fruit Characteristics

Nut Size: 1.5-2″
Nut Flavor: Mild, sweet
Nut/Husk Color and Appearance Light brown, enclosed in a fringed cup
Harvest Time: September-October
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in a cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 30-35

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Oak Wilt (Bretziella fagacearum): Resistant
Anthracnose (Apiognomonia quercina): Moderately Resistant
Armillaria Root Rot (Armillaria mellea): Moderately Resistant
Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe alphitoides): Moderately Resistant
Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar): Moderately Resistant
Oak Leafroller (Archips semiferanus): Moderately Resistant

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, rounded
Foliage Color: Dark green
Fall Color: Yellow-brown
Lifespan: 200-300 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Eastern and Central United States
Nitrogen Fixing: No