Bur Oak



Common Name: Bur Oak (Mossycup Oak)
Latin Name: Quercus macrocarpa
Tree Size: Large
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Slow
Water Needs: Moderate
Tolerances: Salty soil or sea-spray, drought, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: Texas native, reliable fall color, attractive seeds or fruit, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: Unique leaf shape; large acorn is enclosed in a fuzzy cap.
Comments: Excellent, drought-tolerant native tree, with rough texture and large acorn
Problems: Acorns and leaves can pose a significant clean-up chore.
Firewise: Yes


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