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Overcup Oak

Quercus lyrata

GIS Coordinate:
N40 21.225 W94 53.114

Trail Number:
C6

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Description

Family:
Fagaceae

Foliage:
Leaves alternate, simple, 6 to 8 inches long

Native Locale:
New Jersey to Florida, west to Missouri and Texas

Mature Height:
40 to 60 feet

Mature Width:
40 to 60 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 5 to 9

Soil Preference:
Can withstand flooding

Growth Habit:
In youth is pyramidal- oval and oval rounded to rounded at maturity

Rate of Growth:
n/a

Disease and Insect:
n/a

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • It has uniform branching and can thrive in confined spaces or on a slope. The name derives from the cup that almost encloses the nut.

Photos

Leaf - Overcup OakSummer - Overcup Oak