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Bur oak

Quercus macrocarpa

Also known as

Mossy cup oak, Oak

Quercus macrocarpa by aarongunnar (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20m

Max

12m

15m

Min

8m

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Bur oak Overview

    This species is very hardy and will tolerant strong winds, The leaves are about 20cms long which are a glossy green above and whitish beneath. They have a red autumn colour.

    How to propagate Bur oak

    Seed

    By fresh seeds.

    Grafting

    Grafting in late winter.

    Other uses of Bur oak

    Grown for their habit, foliage and, in some deciduous species their autumn colour. Suitable for coastal conditions. Attracts butterflies and a variety of wildlife.

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