Treeland Nursery
1208 Sharp Rd.
Gunter, TX 75058
(972) 372-4737

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1208 Sharp Road
Gunter , Texas 75058
(972) 372-4737

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Bur Oak

Bur Oak

Scientific Name: Quercus macrocarpa
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  • Bur Oak Tree leaf detail. Photographed at our tree farm by Treeland Nursery north of Dallas, Texas.
  • Bur Oak tree planted in a frontyard flowerbed in Frisco, Texas by Treeland Nursery.
  • Bur Oak tree installed in a frontyard by Treeland Nursery.
  • Bur Oak Trees planted in a frontyard in Plano, Texas by Treeland Nursery.
  • Bur Oak tree planted in a frontyard and surrounded by beautiful landscaping by Treeland Nursery in North Texas.
  • Bur Oak and Red Oak trees planted in a backyard by Treeland Nursery in North Texas.
  • Bur Oak Tree acorn detail. Photographed at our tree farm by Treeland Nursery.
  • Maturing Bur Oak Tree planted near pond at Treeland Nursery in Gunter, TX.
  • Mature Bur Oak Tree found in Arlington, Texas. Photographed by Treeland Nursery.


Average Growth Rate is 2.5 Feet Per Year
Mature Size 60' Tall x 50' Wide


Full sun




Yes it does have acorns


Rich green foliage which turns yellow in the Fall.


Tallest Native Tree in Texas
One of the Most Drought Tolerant Oak Trees
One of the Longest Lived Oaks in Texas
Tolerates Pollution and Heat Stress

Native to the Blackland Prairies of central and north Texas, the Bur Oak reigns as a symbol of resilience and grandeur in the region’s landscape. These majestic trees boast stately figures with densely rounded crowns, exuding an aura of magnificence and strength. Their large, leathery leaves, measuring between 8 to 12 inches in length and 4 to 5 inches in width, showcase a dark green hue on their upper surface, contrasting elegantly with a lighter grayish-green tone beneath. What truly distinguishes the Bur Oak’s foliage is its variability in shape, featuring 5 to 9 lobes of varying sizes, with diminutive lower lobes and regal upper lobes that resemble a crown, epitomizing its noble stature.

Adapted to thrive in the harsh, arid conditions of the Texas prairies, Bur Oaks exhibit unparalleled drought tolerance, owing to their extensive taproots that delve deep into the earth. It is this remarkable adaptation that solidifies their status as the predominant tree species in north-central Texas, anchoring the landscape with unwavering resilience. Despite enduring harsh environmental conditions, Bur Oaks stand the test of time, boasting longevity that places them among the longest-lived oaks in Texas, a testament to their enduring legacy.

Renowned for their prodigious acorns, Bur Oaks produce the largest of any oak species, measuring a substantial 1 1/2 inches in length, nearly enveloped by a furry cap. This bountiful yield not only sustains countless wildlife species but also contributes to the intricate ecological balance of their native habitat. Revered by locals and affectionately known by various monikers such as Mossycup Oak, Mossy Overcup Oak, and Prairie Oak, the Bur Oak embodies the spirit of resilience and adaptability, enriching the Texas landscape with its majestic presence for generations to come.

Name Container
Delivered & Planted
Delivered Only/
Pickup Price
Row #'s Buy
Bur Oak 30g1.25 - 2.25 in9-10 ft3-4 ft$425.00$277.00149Add to cart
Bur Oak 45g2.5 - 3.0 in10-12.5 ft3.5-5 ft$695.00$452.00199Add to cart
Bur Oak 95g3.5 - 4.25 in13-15 ft7-9 ft$1,200.00$780.0058Add to cart