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Quercus macrocarpa

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Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Trees, Deciduous

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist, wet

Soil Description: acid, neutral, average, loam, clay, sand

Height: 60'-100'

Bloom Time: April

Bloom Color: yellow, green, brown

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts birds, attracts butterflies, drought tolerant, fall interest, shade tree, showy fruit

Quercus macrocarpa (bur oak)
  • Quercus macrocarpa (bur oak)
  • Quercus macrocarpa (bur oak)
  • Quercus macrocarpa (bur oak)
  • Quercus macrocarpa (bur oak)

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Description

Quercus macrocarpa

Also known as:

bur oak

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Scientific Synonyms:

Description

Quercus macrocarpa is a fast growing oak, that will usually grow wider than tall, making it an excellent shade tree. It produces remarkable, golf ball-sized acorns.

Cultivation

Will grow a wide varieties of soil, and is adaptable to use in urban environments.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: CT
  • Special Concern: MA

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Hamamelididae
Order Fagales
Family Fagaceae Beech family
Genus Quercus oak
Species Quercus macrocarpa bur oak