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Bur Oak

USDA Certified Organic

Beech Family (Fagaceae). Native trees growning to 25 m tall, with a broad, rounded crown, sometimes shrubby; branches and branchlets with corky-winged projections; bark light gray, thick, rough, furrowed into scaly plates and vertical flattened ridges. Leaves deciduous, dark green above, gray-green below, turning yellow or brown in fall. Male and female flowers are borne in separate catkins on the same tree (the species monoecious) on the current year's branchlets. Acorns maturing in the first year, 2.5ñ5 cm long and wide, with a deep, thick, fringed cup covering 1/2 to 3/4 of the acorn, the scales knobby, long-pointed with narrow free tips. The common name (bur) is in reference to the cap-covered acorn.


Cold Hardiness Zone: 3-8
quercus-macrocarpa-(1)
Price:
$8.00
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