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QUERCUS MACROCARPA / BURR OAK

QUERCUS MACROCARPA / BURR OAK

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  • Appearance: Bur oak is a large and long-lived tree that can reach heights of 70 to 100 feet (21 to 30 meters) or more. It has a wide, spreading crown with thick, gnarled branches. The leaves are simple, lobed, and have a variable shape, with deep sinuses. The bark is rough and deeply furrowed, giving the tree a rugged appearance.

  • Habitat: This oak species is found in a variety of habitats, including woodlands, prairies, savannas, and along riverbanks. It is known for its ability to tolerate a range of soil types, including clay and sandy soils.

  • Acorns: Bur oak produces the largest acorns of any North American oak species. These acorns are large and round, often referred to as "burr oak acorns." They are valued for their size and are an important food source for wildlife, including deer, squirrels, and turkeys.

  • Wildlife Value: Beyond providing acorns as a food source, bur oak offers habitat and shelter for various wildlife species. The tree's large branches and cavities provide nesting sites for birds and shelter for mammals.

  • Wood Uses: While bur oak wood is not as highly prized for fine woodworking as some other oak species, it has been used for a variety of purposes, including for timber, fence posts, and firewood.

  • Drought Tolerance: Bur oak is known for its drought tolerance and adaptability to challenging environmental conditions. It can thrive in regions with hot, dry summers.

  • Cultural Significance: Indigenous peoples and early European settlers used various parts of the bur oak tree for medicinal and practical purposes. The bark, in particular, was used for its medicinal properties.

  • Landscaping: Bur oak is sometimes used in landscaping for its distinctive appearance and tolerance of different soil types. It can provide shade in urban and suburban environments.

  • Fall Color: In the fall, the leaves of bur oak typically turn shades of yellow to brown, adding to its ornamental appeal.
  • SPREAD 18-22 M
  • HEIGHT 18-22 M 
  • PLANT ZONE 3
  • NATIVE TO ONTARIO

Care Instructions

Different plants have different watering needs. Check the soil moisture by inserting your finger about an inch into the soil. If it feels dry, water the plant until the water drains from the bottom of the pot. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.

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