Overcup Oak (Quercus lyrata)

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Description

Type: Deciduous tree

Family: Fagaceae

Height: 40-60 feet

Spread: 40-60 feet

Native Range: Central and southern US, in Missouri mostly in Mississippi river valley

Ideal Site Requirements:

Soil: acidic, moist to wet loams

Water: medium to wet

Sunlight needs: Full sun

Tolerates: Erosion, clay soil, wet soil

Landscape use: Shade tree

Brief Description: Medium sized tree with straight trunk and broad rounded crown. Slightly shaggy bark similar to white oak. Acorn cup encloses ⅔ to almost the entire nut, hence the common name. Can have good orange or red fall color.

Wildlife Benefits: Acorns are an important food source for wildlife.

Possible Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. Oaks in general are susceptible to a large number of diseases, including oak wilt, chestnut blight, shoestring root rot, anthracnose, oak leaf blister, cankers, leaf spots and powdery mildew. Potential insect pests include scale, oak skeletonizer, leaf miner, galls, oak lace bugs, borers, caterpillars and nut weevils.

Stand out Features: Good shade tree for low-lying, wet areas, some specimens have good fall color.

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Additional information

Common Name

overcup oak

Scientific Name

Quercus lyrata

Native Range

Central and southern United States

Zone

5 to 9

Height

40.00 to 60.00 feet

Spread

40.00 to 60.00 feet

Bloom Time

March to April

Bloom Description

Yellow catkins (male); Red spikes (female)

Sun

Full sun

Water

Medium to wet

Maintenance

Low

Suggested Use

Shade Tree

Flower

Insignificant

Fruit

Showy

Tolerate

Erosion, Clay Soil, Wet Soil

Leaf

Good Fall