University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Trees for Your Home
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Bur Oak
Quercus macrocarpa
Bur Oak form
Size:

Small

Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8 
[Find Your Zone]
Mature Height: 60-75 Feet
Features: Mild yellow-brown fall color; form.
Culture: Full sun; tolerates both wet and dry sites; also tolerant of alkaline soil.
Mature Form: Broad spreading
Native To: United States (and Illinois)
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Soil condition: WetWet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Tolerance: SaltSalt
Soil Compaction
Tolerance: Wet SitesWet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Screen
Use for: Shade.Shade
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Brown
Green
Yellow
 
Additional Notes: Very slow growing tree.

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