Bur Oak Tree

Bur Oak Tree

Bur Oak Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Quercus macrocarpa
Hardiness Zones:   2 to 8
Growth_Rate:   Slow
Site Requirements:   Sun; wide range of soil types including dry clay
Texture:   Coarse
Form:   Weakly pyramidal in youth; massive trunk and broad crown with stout branches
Height:   70 to 80'
Weight:   70 to 80'
Leaf:   6 to 10" alternate, simple leaves; yellow, dull yellow green to yellow brown fall color
Flower/Fruit:   .7 to 1.5" acorn; nut enclosed half way by cup
Comments:    Difficult to transplant; tolerant of city conditions
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   --