Bur OAK Mossycup Oak Quercus macrocarpa Z
3-8 H 70' W 50'
Bur Oak also called Mossy Cup Oak has an
average growth rate for an Oak, maturing with a broad round
crown, leaves turning an attractive copper-yellow in fall. The bark is
gray-brown, deeply fissured, shaggy; branches ridged, shedding plates of
bark; twigs stout, pubescent, and winged with corky ridges. The wood of a
bur oak is brown, closely grained, heavy, durable with conspicuous pith
rays, used as the highest grade of white oak in the lumber trade. Bur oak
leaves are 6-12" long, oval, 5 to 7 lobed. The upper surface is lustrous,
dark green; lining silvery pubescent. Flowers: staminate in profuse,
clustering catkins with opening leaves. Acorns are 1/2 to 2 inches long,
fuzzy, in deep brown hairy cups, annually, kernels are white & sweet. Bur Oak tolerate a wide range of
soils but prefers moist soils. Well-adapted to alkaline soils, poor drainage,
and high clay content, Bur Oak is also very drought-tolerant. Bur Oak grows
best in full sun. Bur Oak will adapt to various soils where other Oaks
sometimes fail but is difficult to transplant from well-drained soil due to
the tap root. Excellent lumber tree. They are native from Nova Scotia to
Montana; south to Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas. Bur Oaks can be difficult to transplant because
of the deep taproot. The tap root dominates the root system on young trees
growing in well drained soil. If you are planning to buy Bur Oaks for landscape sales
we highly recommend our
root growing bags for easy transplanting as the Bur Oak tap root can not
penetrate the bag..
Pest & disease problems
Many caterpillars feed on Bur Oak
but only the gypsy moth is a serious pest. Cottony maple scale is
occasionally found on bur oaks These insects overwinter on the branches as
also have: Burr English Oak, English Oak, Willow Oak, Chestnut Oak,
Columnar English Oak, Shumard Oak.
Swamp White Oak,
Northern Red Oak, Heritage Oak, Regal Prince Oak,
Rocky Mountain White Oak, Oregon White Oak, Burr gambel Oak, Scarlet Oak,
Northern Pin Oak, Bur Oak, Chinkapin Oak.
Mature Bur Oak
Nuts and leaves on Burr Oak
A sample of our 4' Bur Oaks
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Bur oak seedlings by PHONE: We're glad to take your
order by phone. For your convenience, we have a toll free number 800
568-9179. Phone orders can be charged to VISA, American Express or MasterCard accounts.
To order Bur Oaks seedling by MAIL: For those who wish to
order by mail or prefer to send a check, send orders to:
Porcupine Hollow Farm
8593 W. State Rd. Central Lake, Mi. 49622