Quercus lyrata

overcup oak

Fagaceae

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 90 ft
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: deciduous

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Shade tree.
Considerations: Falling/fallen acorns can be an issue.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Soil or other substrate: Clay, loam
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  
Acorns appreciated by squirrels, deer, turkey, and other wildlife.
Native Habitats: Bottomland floodplains and inundated river levees, lake swamps, rarely on non-wetland portions of floodplains.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   

Other

Other Comments: Its acorn is large (about an inch long) and is nearly enclosed by its cup or receptacle--hence the name "overcup."