Quercus lyrata /Overcup Oak

Quercus lyrata  / Quercus lyrata
Foliage of this magnificent oak
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Foliage of this magnificent oak

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Young tree in a winter landscape

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Scientific Name: Quercus lyrata
Common Name: Overcup Oak
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: A very slow growing species that is found in heavy, wet soils that may be covered by flood waters each winter and spring. It is seldon grown as an ornamental, but is adapted to the delta soils of the Mississippi and other river bottoms. The tree may be up to 30 years old before it produces it first crop of acorns. Most of the acorn is covered by the cup.