Overcup Oak

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Status: In Stock - Preorder

Ships: Feb. 25 to May 15 (Based on Zone)

Mature Height: 45 to 70 ft.

Mature Spread: 35 to 50 ft.

Proper Name: Quercus lyrata

Collections: All, Native, Shade Trees

Product type: Shade Trees

Tags: Attracts Song Birds, Attracts Wildlife, Native, North American, Ornamental Leaves, Tall, Wet Conditions


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The overcup oak is a very adaptable, hardy variety of oak. It can withstand inhospitable soils, flooding conditions, and can grow in partial shade. It has an oval to rounded open form with a smaller height and spread. For these reasons alone the overcup oak would make an excellent shade tree to an urban lawn but its versatility would make it an easy to grow shade tree for any landscape. It also has a lovely yellow fall color and produces acorns that are a favorite among wildlife.

Bloom Color:None
Bloom Period:Spring
Fall Color:Red, yellow, & orange
Foliage Color:Dark green
Genus & Species:Quercus lyrata
Growth Rate:Medium
Mature Height:45 to 70 ft.
Mature Spread:35 to 50 ft.
Soil Type:Adaptable, does well in acidic, loamy, sandy, well-drained, wet and clay soils
Sun Exposure:Full sun; Partial sun; Partial shade
Zone:5 to 9

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