Quercus macrocarpa x gambelii – Burgambel Oak – 5-Gallon


Excellent Acorn Production on a Small Tree

This hybrid oak begins producing acorns at a young age, when the trees are only 3-6’ tall. The acorns ripen early in the season starting in September. Medium growth rate, Burgambel averages 1-2 ft. per year. The acorns usually have very low tannin content, making them great for wildlife and almost edible for humans right from the tree. Burgambel develops a compact, rather bushy crown to 40 ft. Trees have various shapes and sizes, some round others upright. Avoid poorly drained, soggy soils.

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Updated  5 October 2021