The Overcup Oak tree, Quercus lyrata, is a long-lived, very sturdy shade tree that will thrive in a wide variety of soil conditions. This oak tree is long overlooked by growers; the tree is just starting to be more popular and thus more readily available for home landscapes. An important tree in difficult urban landscaping situations with uniform branching forming a rounded shape with an open crown. Overcup Oak trees can create wildlife habitat on land where most oak species can not survive.
Scientific Name or Common Names: Quercus lyrata
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Overcup Oak – Quercus lyrata