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Bur Oak, or Burr Oak   arrow

Helictotrichon sempervirens

Scientific NameHelictotrichon sempervirens
Common NameBur Oak, or Burr Oak
HabitLarge Deciduous tree
Growth FormShade Tree
Mature Size70-80’ Tall, 80’ Spread
HardinessZones 3-8
Sun RequirementsFull Sun
Water RequirementsModerate moisture, Drought tolerant
Soil RequirementsAcidic, Alkaline, Loamy, Sandy, Well-drained, wet or clay soils
Other InfoAlso called mossycup oak
Fire-tolerant because of thick bark
Tolerates pollution and heat stress
Yields acorns that are larger than most
Lives for more than 200-300 years