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Bur oak

Quercus macrocarpa

Beautiful, large lobed leaves and very large acorns distinguish this oak. Huge tree often as wide or wider than it is tall. Interesting light gray furrowed bark is common.

SMUD Availability:
Yes
Size:
Large
Height:
55-70 ft
Width:
60-70 ft
Water Needs:
Moderate to Low
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Deciduous
Shape:
Round
Fall color:
Orange, Yellow
Flowers:
No
Growth Rate:
Slow to Moderate
Sunset Zones:
7, 8, 9, 14
Diseases and pests:
Resistant to verticillium. Susceptible to aphids and spider mites
Useful as a street tree? Minimum planting strip width?:
No, drops large acorns

Minimum Planting Distances

  • from a building foundation: 15 feet
  • from walks and driveways: 8 feet
  • from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line): 30 feet
  • between trees: 30 feet

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