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Quercus macrocarpa Michx.Bur Oak

Zone 3

Description

Growth Rate: Slow to very slow

Height: 12 m (40 ft)

Spread: 6 m (20 ft)

Life span: 100+ years

Why Plant It?

  • Tolerant to air pollution, drought and compaction
  • Long-lived

Likes

  • Full sun; tolerates some shade 
  • Well-drained loam soil and moderate moisture; somewhat drought tolerant

Dislikes

  • Widely adapted to most soil and growing conditions

Insects

Gall Wasps

Disease

Sudden Oak Death**

**Not yet present in Grande Prairie

Last updated: 2/4/2013 10:17:03 AM