The Bur Oak Tree

Mature Height :
70-80 feet
Mature Spread :
70-80 feet
Mature Form :
Broad crown
Growth Rate :
Sun Exposure :
Full Sun
Soil Moisture :
Widely adaptable
Soil Type :
Widely adaptable
Flower Color :
Yellowish green insignificant
Foliage Color :
Fall Color :
Zones :
3 - 8


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The Bur Oak tree, Quercus macrocarpa :

The Bur Oak tree, Quercus macrocarpa, is a long-lived majestic oak tree. It is also called the Burr Oak. The Bur Oak is a tall, fairly slow-growing, long-lived tree, highly desirable for windbreaks, shelterbelts and ornamental use. It has an impressive crown with a massive trunk, which makes it a picturesque specimen. Bur Oak trees adapt to various soils where other oaks may fail.

This deciduous tree is tolerant to urban conditions. Autumn colors are yellow-green, yellow, and yellow brown. The tree will bear acorns in the nursery in ten years.


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