Cricket Hill Garden
Quercus macrocarpa, 'Ashworth' burr oak
Cultivar description: Discovered by legendary north country nurseryman Fred Ashworth (founder of St. Lawrence Nurseries) many decades ago, this tree is very precocious (a few acorns produced on 2nd yr. trees!) producer of high quality acorns containing almost no tannic acid.
Size at maturity: 80' tall and 50' wide at maturity (100 years).
Site Selection: Ideally full-sun location, but will also grow and fruit in dappled sun locations. Adaptable to a range or soil types.
Cultivation: Self-fertile trees require little attention once established.
Zone hardiness: Hardy to USDA zone 5-8.
Plant size: Grafted tree grown in a 4" x 9" tree pot. Tree is about 2' tall.