Burr Oak


  • Good for wildlife
  • Leaves up to 9 inches long
  • Good shade tree
  • Drought resistant
  • Seedling height: 12″-18″

Height: 70ft-80ft
Spread: 70ft-80ft
Water Needs: Dry to Medium-Wet
Soil Needs: Sand, Loam, Clay
Growth Rate: Moderate-slow

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Burr Oak
Description Burr oak (Quercus macrocarpa), sometimes spelled as bur oak, is a large deciduous tree with a very wide, open crown. Because of its crown, it is a great shade tree. The acorns are the largest of native oaks with deep cups. Its leaves are large and pretty. This oak attracts songbirds, butterflies, and mammals. Burr oaks are a great urban tree as they are resistant to air pollution.
Height 70 – 80 ft.
Spread 70 – 80 ft.
Growth rate Moderate-slow
Sun Full sun to shade
Water use Medium
Soil Tolerant of many types of soil
Bloom & Nut
Bloom time March – April
Bloom color Yellow, green, brown
Fruit type Nut
Edible/Inedible Inedible
Nativeness Native
Benefits Ornamental, good for wildlife, shade tree, lumber
Climate Change Hardiness High adaptability (US Forest Service)

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