Bur Oak, Mossycup Oak
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Slow over 20 year periodMature Height - 70-80'Mature Width - 70-80' or moreLongevity - estimated at 300 years (Urbana, IL)
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Brown catkinsFruit - Nut, solitary, usually stalked, .75 -1.5" long, broadly ovoid, downy at apex, deep capLeaf - Alternate, simple, obovate to oblong-obovate, 4-10" long, 2-5" wide, dark green above, often grayish to white underneath. Shaped like a bass fiddle.Fall Color - Dull yellow-green, yellow to yellow-brownBark - Rough, deep ridged and furrowed character, dark gray to gray brownOther Features - Weakly pyramidal form.Possible Use - Use in large areasSeason Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Difficult to transplant, prefers full sun in limestone soils. Very adaptable to various soils from sandy plains to moist alluvial bottoms, more tolerant of city conditions than most oaks. Zone 3-8Native Habitat - Nova Scotia to Pennsylvania, west to Manitoba and Texas. Introduced 1811Diseases and Insects - Anthracnose, bacterial leaf scorch, basal canker, canker, leaf blister, leaf spots, powdery mildew, rust, twig blights, wilt, wood decay, shoe-string root rot, galls, scales, gypsy moth, yellow necked caterpillar, oak skeletonizer, lace bug, oak miteStrength - Excellent park or large area treeWeakness - Too large for average home landscapePlants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Oak.- Other plants of the family Fagaceae.- Other plants of the genus Quercus.- Other plants of the species Quercus macrocarpa.