Overview:Categories: Deciduous, Fall Color, Proven Performer, Wildlife Value, Windbreak
Deciduous tree that can grow up to 75 ft in height with a similar spread, the Bur oak is a great shade tree that needs plenty of room to grow.
Drought tolerant and excellent cold hardiness, it has proven it’s mettle here on the Eastern Plains of Colorado in a wide range of soils.
A slow growing and long lived species, the Bur oak can provide food value for wildlife for up to 200 years. Its’ acorns are prized by wood ducks, wild turkeys, white-tailed deer, rabbits, mice, squirrels and other rodents.
Tolerant of pollution and heat stress, it’s dense green canopy provides respite from the heat in summer and shades of yellow to brown fall color.
Features:Scientfic Name: Quercus macrocarpa
Growth Habit: Moderate
Growth Rate: Slow
Max. Height (ft): 75
Max Width/Spread (ft):
Life Span: Very Long
Cold Hardiness: Excellent
Drought Resistance: Excellent
Elevation Range: 7000
Soil Conditions: tolerant of wide range of soils
Wildlife Value: Excellent
Wildlife Notes: Acorn food value for birds and mammals
Seasonal Color: fall red follliage
Possible Insect Issues: scales, gall wasps
Possible Disease Issues: n/a
Miscellany: Can live more than 200 years
It will re-open for ordering in Fall of 2019
*Notices of exact arrival dates will be sent to customers.
- Estimated arrival date for Trees for Conservation Seedling Tree Program Orders is May 10, 2019
*Trees purchased through our programs cannot be resold, are intended for conservation efforts, and not for ornamental-only landscaping projects. We do not ship orders at this time. Other conditions may apply, dependent upon the program products you choose to purchase. For full details, visit our Tree Program, Shipping, Payment & Returns and Terms & Conditions pages for more information.