- Beautifully lobed, dark green glossy leaves emerge in spring and hold their color all season
- Foliage turns a golden yellow in fall
- Small acorns adorn this variety, much loved by small animals and deer
- Ideal when planted as a shade tree, or lining your driveway or property
- Disease resistant, heat and drought tolerant
- Hand selected fresh from our grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
Photo Credit: ©J Frank Schmidt & Sons Nursery® Urban Pinnacle Bur Oak
- Hardiness Zone: 3-7
- Mature Height: 50-55' tall
- Mature Width: 20-25' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 20-25' apart
Why plant Urban Pinnacle® Bur Oak?
A breakthrough! Bur Oak is a magnificent native shade tree—handsome, sturdy, drought tolerant, and a boon to local wildlife. Unfortunately, it’s not a practical choice for many homeowners because it gets so huge. Urban Pinnacle Bur Oak makes this splendid tree much more accessible with its compact, upright habit—it will likely reach only half the width of the typical Bur Oak at maturity! Acorns that are vastly smaller than normal also make for a more landscape-friendly tree. Use Urban Pinnacle as a street tree, a backyard shade tree, a native garden focal point and wildlife sanctuary. Highly recommended!
Native to a large area of the East and Midwest, the majestic Bur Oak is a part of our nation’s natural heritage. It is an iconic tree of farmlands and prairies, where venerable old specimens add their broad, bold silhouettes to otherwise flat, wide open landscapes. Urban Pinnacle Bur Oak was discovered at J. Frank Schmidt Nursery in Oregon in 1998 by new tree developer, Keith Warren. Warren evaluated a few thousand Bur Oaks grown from seed at the nursery, searching for trees with superior habits, foliage, disease resistance, growth rate, and fall color. Out of all of those young Bur Oak Trees, Urban Pinnacle was the clear winner!
How to use Urban Pinnacle® Bur Oak in the landscape?
Bur Oak is a supremely tough tree, able to shrug off bitter cold, drought, wind, and poor soils like few other trees can. This gentle giant can even survive in the city if there’s room enough for it to grow. In fact, Bur Oak is a past winner of the Society of Municipal Arborists “Tree of the Year” award for its ability to thrive in challenging urban sites. Urban Pinnacle now makes it easier for city dwellers and city planners to include Bur Oak in their landscapes.
Hardiness Zone: 3-7
How To Plant Urban Pinnacle® Bur Oak
Urban Pinnacle Bur Oak is a slow-growing tree, but with optimum levels of water and fertilizer, its growth rate can be speeded up a bit. Use the Bower & Branch™ Water Element and our Soil Enhancer and Fertilizer Element to give your new tree exactly what it needs to flourish. Plant Urban Pinnacle Bur Oak in full sun in any type of soil and mulch it with a layer of wood chips or bark. Diseases are no problem with this one, and insects are kept under control by grateful songbirds!
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.
Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.
From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.
Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.
Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.
Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers - Online Customer Service
The Bower & Branch customer service team WILL surprise you with experience. The Plant Whisperer Team is available to all of our customers for all reasons: shipping updates, special requests, plant care, design, placement, selection and all your other gardening needs!
Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other retailer out there; online or in your neighborhood. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!
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How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 866-873-3888
- Or via Online Chat
Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.
At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).