QUERCUS macrocarpa

Commonly known as Bur oak, Mossy cup oak

Yellow autumn colour, large acorns
  • Deciduous
    Glossy, dark green leaves to 25cm (10in) long, white-hairy beneath, with deep and irregular lobes
  • Height
    15m (49ft)
  • Spread
    10m (33ft)
  • Tree
    Slow-growing, spreading tree with ridged, dark brown bark and corky, hairy shoots.. Produces solitary, ovoid acorns to 5cm (2in) long in large, fringed cups
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

QUERCUS macrocarpa

 
Not available until May 2024 -
£20.00 each 
Delivery Information Not available until May 2024
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre

 

  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, gall wasps, oak wilt, honey fungus, powdery mildew, bracket fungi
    Place of origin
    Eastern North America
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Woodland garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Lobed
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Obovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    Harmful to pets if eaten
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
15m (49ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)
 

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