Plant Care Bur oak

Bur oak

Also known as

Burr oak, Mossycup oak and Mossycup white oak

Taxonomy

Quercus macrocarpa
Quercus
Fagaceae
Fagales

How to care for Bur oak

Water

How often to water your Bur oak

Water needs for Bur oak
0.5 cups
every 9

Bur oak needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Bur oak in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bur oak: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Bur oak may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Bur oak

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bur oak: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Bur oak after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Bur oak

Bur oak


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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