Quercus macrocarpa

Botanical Name: Quercus macrocarpa

Phonetic: Qwer-kus Mak-roe-kar-puh

Common Name(s): Bur Oak/Mossycup Oak

Family: Fagaceae
Origin: Northern and central United States, southeastern Canada
Plant Type: Tree
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf Type: Simple, pointed lobes
Fall Color: Yellow-brown                             
Leaf Color: Leathery dark green
Texture: Medium
Density: Medium to coarse
Bloom Season: April/Spring
Flower Color(s): Yellowish-green/insignificant
Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 3-8

Growth Rate: Slow                                             
Height: 60-80 Feet
Spread: 60-80 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium/2
Soil: Well-drained soils with moderate amounts of water
Pest: Armillaria mellea (oak root fungus), Phytophthora spp. (crown rot), Phytophthora ramorum (‘sudden oak death’)
Features: Does not well in wet and cold conditions, low maintenance, drought tolerant, monoecious, acorn, fall color, acorns are covered with a mossy scale, oval acorns, provides food for wildlife
Use: Shade tree, park tree

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