Overcup Oak

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Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
Average shipping height: 2' - 3'
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    The overcup oak tree is a long-lived, very sturdy shade tree that will thrive in a wide range of soils. Long overlooked by growers, the tree is gaining popularity and has been made more readily available for home landscapes. Its size, shape, adaptability, and hardiness make it an excellent street tree.

    • Is hardy enough for difficult urban settings
    • Displays reddish or gray-brown bark
    • Features uniform branches and rounded shape
    • Will be delivered at a height of 2'–3'
    The Overcup Oak Grows in zones 5 - 9

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    Growth Speed


    Scientific Name

    Quercus lyrata

    Mature Height

    45' - 70'

    Mature Spread

    35' - 50'

    Shipping Height

    2' - 3'

    Sun Preference

    Full Sun, Partial Sun/Shade

    Soil Preference

    Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Sandy, Well Drained, Wet

    Wildlife Value

    Overcup oak acorns are at the top of the food preference list for squirrels and smaller rodents as well as larger animals such as wild turkeys, hogs and white-tailed deer.


    This is a native tree found in the swampland of the Atlantic coast. The first scientific observations concerning the species were made in 1786. The overcup oak, so named for its acorn cap that covers almost the entire fruit, was heavily logged for its strong wood.

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