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Burr Oak

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Height At Maturity
Over 20 Feet
November Through April
Full Sun,
Shade Providing Plants,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April


Burr Oak is a majestic deciduous tree

Burr Oak Tree-Quercus macrocarpa also known by the names mossycup oak and mossycup white oak. This is a large oak with heights up to 130 feet and trunk width as full as 10 feet. It can grow as much as 1 to 3 feet per year. After 20 years of growing, the tree could be as high as 20 feet and will live for 300 to 500 years. This Oak grows 3 feet a year until it reaches its full height. It will be approximately 35 years before it produces acorns or seeds. When it does, you can propagate Oak seedlings from the acorns. Burr Oak can be transplanted, but it loses as much as 95% of its roots in transplantation, so growing from seed is the most successful means of propagation.

The acorns of the Burr Oak are the largest of the American Oak trees.

The bark of the tree is rugged and a grayish color. The leaves are lobed-like and fiddle-shaped about 3 to 6 inches long and 2 to 5 inches wide. Each year the tree produces greenish-yellow catkins in the spring.  Wildlife like black bears, squirrels, deer, porcupines, wild turkeys, ducks, birds and even domesticated animals like cattle eat the acorns.

Burr Oak most common use is as a shade tree, but it is also used as a windbreak.

The Burr Oak is best planted in zones 3-8. It can grow anywhere except the most southern portions of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama and the whole of Florida. It likes moist and fertile soil but thrives on thin soils on rocky bluffs in full and partial sun. It has a high tolerance for calcareous soils and salty soils. This Oak has been known to survive fires as a seedling and as full grown trees. The tree is most suitable for large lawns, on golf courses, in parks, and on large islands. Its deep roots can penetrate to lower water tables in times of drought making it very drought resistant.

Bur Oak Ships as Bare Root 


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