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Overcup Oak

Quercus lyrata

Fast Track White Oak
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Photo Credit: Acorn and leaves. Chris Evans, Illinois Wildlife Action Plan, Bugwood.org
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Photo Credit: Bark. Karan A. Rawlins, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
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Photo Credit: Leaves. James St. John / Flickr CC
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Photo Credit: Fall leaves. Jean & Oliver / Flickr CC

The overcup oak is a long-lived, hardy shade tree that can thrive in a wide variety of soil conditions. As it matures, it grows in an oval shape with an open crown that needs little pruning. The overcup oak derives its name from the unique acorn cap, which nearly covers the entire fruit. Like all oaks, the acorns provide tremendous value to wildlife.

 Tree Height 
 Mature Crown Spread 
Mature
Tree Height
40-60 FT
Mature
Crown Width
40-60 FT
Growth
Per Year
1-2 FT

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