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Quercus macrocarpa

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More About Quercus macrocarpa

  • Pyramidal when young, maturing to a broad, spreading, rounded crown
  • Twigs are sometimes ridged with corky "wings"
  • Leaves are leathery, dark green, with deep, rounded lobes
  • Insignificant flowers (catkins) are followed by oval acorns
  • Fall colours are pale yellow to brown

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and parts of North America.

Zone:

3

Height:

18-22 m

Spread:

13-18 m
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Burr Oak Growing and Maintenance Tips

A slow-growing, large, specimen, shade tree at maturity, this oak needs a large space in which to grow.  


Quercus macrocarpa Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Xeriscape
Deciduous
Seed
Fall Color

Habit

Spreading
Upright

Foliage Color

White
Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Quercus macrocarpa

Quercus robur

Quercus robur

English Oak

Quercus bicolor

Quercus bicolor

Swamp White Oak

Quercus alba

Quercus alba

White Oak