Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

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This plant is restricted for shipment to CA , OR

Latin: Quercus macrocarpa

Zones: 3-8

Other common names: bur oak, mossycup oak, blue oak, burly oak

Mature Height: 70-80 ft. It is one of the slowest-growing oaks but one of the most massive with a trunk diameter of up to 10 ft.

Soil / Climate: Native to North America in the eastern and midwestern United States and south-central Canada. It grows best in well-drained sandy loam with full sun although it can tolerate partial shade.

Notes: The Bur Oak acorns are very large getting up to 2 inches long and 1.5 inches broad which makes it an important wildlife food. It usually grows out in the open away from the forest of trees. The wood is of high quality, and is almost always marketed as “white oak”. The bur oak is among the most fire-tolerant tree species.
Wildlife: Black bears love the acorns. Other wildlife, such as deer, rabbits and porcupine eat the leaves, twigs and bark and can cause damage to seedlings. Cattle are heavy browsers in some areas.
Cold Stream Farm supplies Bur Oak trees which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order.
Additional information on Quercus macrocarpa can be found on the link: USDA / NRCS PLANTS Database.

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Dimensions 1 × 1 in


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