Bur Oak Quercus macrocarpa Southern

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Botanical Name:

Quercus macrocarpa Southern









Common Name:

Bur Oak

70 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
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  • Quercus macrocarpa Southern

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days , or until radicle emergence.
Germination: sow 2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* The Quercus macrocarpa or Bur Oak , sometimes spelled Burr Oak , is a species of oak in the white oak section Quercus sect. Quercus , native to North America in the eastern and midwestern United States and south-central Canada .
* This plant is also called Mossycup oak and Mossycup white oak .
* Quercus macrocarpa is a large deciduous tree growing up to 30 m (100 ft), rarely 40 m (130 ft), in height, and is one of the most massive oaks with a trunk diameter of up to 3 m (10 ft).
* It commonly lives to be 200 to 300 years old, and may live up to 400 years.
* The bark is a medium gray and somewhat rugged.
* Bur Oak typically grows in the open, away from forest canopy.
* Quercus macrocarpa is cultivated by plant nurseries for use in gardens, parks, and as a street tree.
* Among the white oaks, it is one of the most tolerant of urban conditions, and is one of the fastest-growing of the group. It has been planted in many climates, ranging northwards to Anchorage, Alaska, and as far south as Mission, Texas. more...
Usda description:
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