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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Sell unit: 
Gallon

Pricing

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

Plant Details

Plant type

Tree

Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Spring

Environment

Lightly compacted soils, New construction, Road-side/salt tolerant

Growth form

Single trunk

General information

Mature height
50 Feet
Mature width
50 Feet
Max height
1 080 Inches
Max width
1 080 Inches
Growth rate
Fast
Flower color
Catkin
Fall color
Yellow

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Loved by birds

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Price:  $20.00