Bur Oak
  Other names: Blue Oak, Mossycup Oak The Bur Oak is one of the most massive oaks with a trunk diameter of up to 10 ft. It commonly grows in the open, away from dense forest canopy. When grown in Canada,  it is considered a small tree, 12-18 m high and 60-80 cm in diameter....
Botanical Name: Quercus macrocarpa
Nom Français: Chêneà gros fruits


Bloom colour: Green
Pollinators: Birds | Butterflies | Mammals
Sun or Shade: Full Sun
Plant Type: Tree
Height: Over 35 feet (10 meters)
It grows well in hardiness zones:


Forests, riverbanks, rich bottomlands, sandy plains.
Water requirement: Moderate to high water consumption.
Tolerant to of a variety of soil conditions, adapts well in urban settings.


Slow growth rate (less than 12 inches per year). Does best in rich, well-drained, alkaline loam soils. Root system deep and wide-spreading with a deep taproot. Can be hard to transplant but has high pollution tolerance and withstands the city environment. Drought tolerant.
Trunk climbs almost all the way to top. Wide open top. Upper branches climb towards the sky, middle branches grow horizontally. As wide as tall.


Spread: Can be low-branched if grown in the open.


Lives for 200 to 300 years.

Styling and Use

Eastern White Pine, Eastern Hemlock.



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