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Oak Bur

Scientific Name: Quercus macrocarpa
Best Planted In Zone: 3-8
 

$19.95

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Bur oak is a huge tree reaching a height and spread of 70 to 90 feet and has an impressive crown, massive trunk, and stout branches. There is a specimen in Philadelphia which is about seven feet in diameter and over 90 feet wide. Bark is an unusual light brown to grey depending on the specimen, and is deeply furrowed on older trees. Young stems have corky ridges making them appear stout. Acorns are almost completely covered with a furry, bur-like cap and are large, creating a sizeable clean-up job in a maintained landscape. Young trees have an attractive, symmetrical, dense crown and they are well-suited for street tree planting. It is salt tolerant, poor soil tolerant, and pollution tolerant. Architects like the tree due to its uniformity in crown shape. USDA Zones: Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8.
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First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
What your plant will need:
Soil: Adapted to various soils: Sand, Loam, Clay, Alkaline, acidic, well-draining, extended flooding
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Spacing: 40 feet
Water: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; Do not overwater

Plant oaks in an area where they have plenty of room to grow to their full size. Once established, oaks need very little maintenance. Since they are drought tolerant, they rarely need extra watering. They also rarely need pruning. If there are dead limbs, however, prune in winter.

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