- Botanical Name: Quercus macrocarpa
- Plant Type: Shade Tree
- Light Requirement: Full Sun
- Water Demand: Low
- Landscape Use: Shade Provider
- Ornamental Value:
- Native/Adapted: Native
- Wildlife Value:
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
- Plant Form: Upright, Rounded
- Plant Spread: 70'
- Plant Height: 80'
Large leaves, distinctive bark, and huge acorns. Majestic, fast-growing shade tree--one of the best for North Texas.
The Bur oak is one of the most widely adaptable oaks and is native to North Central Texas. It is a large, rounded tree with bold limbs and a thick trunk. The leaves are large and deep green, turning yellow-brown in the fall. The acorns can be up to 2 inches in size and have a thick mossy cap. Due to its large size, it is best suited for a large yard that provides room for it to develop. The Bur oak has a moderate to fast growth rate. Aphids, spider mites, and sooty mold occasionally affect it but are not serious threats.