Burr Oak


Common Name: Burr Oak

Botanical Name: Quercus Macrocarpa

Description: One of the most massive oaks, with a trunk diameter of up to ten feet. It is one of the slowest-growing oaks, with a growth rate of one foot per year when young. A 20-year-old tree will be about twenty feet tall. It commonly lives to be 200 to 300 years old, and may live up to 400 years. It grows quickly on moist, rich bottomlands, but is relatively intolerant of flooding during the growing season; bur oak can only survive flooding or saturated soils for 30 consecutive days.

Size: 60' - 90' H x 20' - 40' W

Average Lifespan: 200 - 400 yrs.

Sun/Water: Full Sun, drought tolerant once established

Zones: 4 - 8