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Quercus macrocarpa 5-25cm

Quercus macrocarpa 5-25cm

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Quercus macrocarpa

Quercus macrocarpa, commonly known as swamp oak or bur oak, is a deciduous tree native to North America. It belongs to the Fagaceae family and is known for its imposing form and rough, furrowed bark. The leaves are dark green and lobed, with deep indentations. In autumn, the foliage takes on yellow or brown hues, creating a spectacle of autumn colors. The acorns produced by this oak are among the largest of all oak species.

Cultivation Tips: Here are some tips for cultivating Quercus macrocarpa:

  1. Location: Choose a location that receives full sun for the swamp oak. This tree tolerates a variety of soils, including clay, sandy, or limestone, but prefers well-drained soil.

  2. Watering: During the first years after planting, ensure to keep the soil consistently moist. Once established, the swamp oak is drought-tolerant but may require additional watering during prolonged dry periods.

  3. Pruning: Perform formative pruning during the early years to encourage proper structure and shape of the tree. Also, remove any dead or damaged branches during the dormant season.

  4. Fertilization: Apply a balanced fertilizer in early spring to support healthy growth. Follow the instructions on the package for the correct doses.

  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the oak to help retain soil moisture, suppress weeds, and protect the roots from temperature fluctuations.

  6. Winter Protection: In regions with harsh winters, consider applying an additional layer of mulch around the base of the tree to protect the roots from frost.

  7. Pest and Disease Control: Monitor the swamp oak for any signs of pests or diseases, such as root rot or insect infestations. Treat any issues promptly using appropriate methods.

By following these tips, you can successfully cultivate Quercus macrocarpa and enjoy its majestic presence in your landscape.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated product description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.


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