Asked by: Gonzalo Vergani
asked in category: General Last Updated: 9th January, 2020

How fast does a bur oak grow?

It is one of the slowest-growing oaks, with a growth rate of 1 ft (30 cm) per year when young. However, other sources state that a bur oak tree that is planted in the ground grows up to 3 ft (91 cm) per year. A 20-year-old tree will be about 20 ft (6 m) tall if grown in full sun.

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Similarly one may ask, how long does it take a bur oak tree to mature?

Although this oak takes 35 years to produce seeds, it grows a yard a season until it reaches full height and produces a broad crown ideal for providing shade.

Also, how tall do bur oak trees get? Bur OakQuercus macrocarpa The bur oak grows to a height of 70–80' and a spread of around 80' at maturity.

Then, where does bur oak grow?

If you do decide to start planting a bur oak, site the tree in full direct sun. Be sure the tree gets at least six hours of unfiltered sunlight every day. For best bur oak care, plant the tree in soil that is well drained and loamy.

How much water does a bur oak need?

The bur oak is one of the fastest growing and the largest of all of the oaks in Texas. With normal water, you can expect the tree to grow a minimum of one foot per year. With ample water and a little fertilizer it is not uncommon to get two or three feet of growth per year out of your bur oak.

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