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Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 98%; Where Harvested (location/year) - Illinois (2008)
Bur Oak, also known as the Overcup Oak and Mossycup Oak, is a large, rugged tree. Its form is round to widespreading. Branches are coarse in texture. Leaves are large with rounded lobes. Lower half of the leaf has deep sinuses while the upper half has very shallow lobes. It's acorns are 1 to 3 inches across with 1/4 to 1/2 of the acorn coverd by it's mossy cap. Fall color is yellow-green to brown. Bur Oak is native throughout the upper midwest and grows in many different sites. It is extremely adaptable to a wide range of environmental conditions. The Bur Oak can reach heights of 50 to 80 feet and widths of 40 to 80 feet. It is cold hardy to zone 3.
Recommended Planting Instructions:
Scarification: Soak in water for 48 hours, change water each day. Stratification: Cold stratify for stratify for 60 days or until radicle emergence. Germination: Sow seed 1 to 2 inches deep, tamp soil, keep moist, mulch seed bed. OTHER: Fall sowing in mulched seedbeds is preferred to artificial stratification.