Quercus macrocarpa

Common name: Bur Oak

Native plant

Illinois is the prairie state and Bur Oak is the prairie oak. Very tolerant of heavy clay soil, high pH, and open areas. Bur Oak is bimodal, growing in the uplands as well as the bottomlands. This indicates it is a very adaptable tree. Bur seems to prefer heavier soils to sandy ones, but it definitely needs full sun. One of the fastest growing oaks in our nursery, growing as much as 30 inches per year as a rule. Very asymmetrical in youth, while the rest of the oaks tend to be symmetrical. It becomes more symmetrical as it matures. Bark is deeply furrowed and dark brown. The bark, in combination with the massive branches, makes a very spectacular winter statement.

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Pricing for Commercial Purchases

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Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $22
11 to 24 units $19
25 or more units $16.50
Pricing information per unit for 15 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $90
11 to 24 units $80
25 or more units $75
Pricing information per diameter
1.00 inch $70
1.25 inch $75
1.50 inch $100
1.75 inch $125
2.00 inches $145

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Plant Details

Plant type

Tree

Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not to Wet Not to Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Spring

Urban environment

Uncompacted Urban Soils, New Construction, Road-side/Salt Tolerant

Growth form

Single trunk

Growth rate

Fast

Flower color

Catkin

Fall color

Yellow

Size

Mature height
50 Feet
Mature width
50 Feet
Max height
1 080 Inches
Max width
1 080 Inches

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Loved by birds

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