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Selecting Landscape Plants: Shade Trees

Bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

Large trees

Bur oak
  • Maximum height
    80 feet
  • Relative growth rate
    Poor
  • Freedom from insect pests
    Good
  • Freedom from disease problems
    Excellent
  • Resistance to storm damage
    Excellent
  • Will grow on poorly drained soil
    Poor
  • Will grow in hot, dry areas
    Good
  • Easy to transplant
    Poor
  • Withstands city conditions
    Excellent

Although too large for most home landscapes, bur oak makes a majestic tree in a park setting. It is considered somewhat difficult to transplant but, once established, it tolerates urban conditions better than most oaks. Its large, fringed acorns are a novelty but may be a nuisance.

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