Overcup Oak

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The overcup is a favorite of the Wildtree team. It is a medium sized deciduous member of the white oak family. Its name is derived from its unique cork-like cap that covers the majority of the acorn. This cap plays a big role in the survival of the tree and also contributes to its wildlife value. The tree has adapted to survive in bottomlands that experience flooding regularly. The acorn cap serves as a flotation device, which allows the seeds to disperse to other areas and higher ground. This provides a food source in flood affected areas that might have little other food as a result of the high water. It has high mast value for deer, squirrels, rabbits and ducks. As a bonus, It is also a highly desirable landscape tree thanks to its straight trunk, symmetrical, upright growth habit and its unique bark.

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Quercus lyrata
Shipped in a 5-gallon rooted container. They're not bare-roots or seedlings.

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The Overcup is a favorite of the Wildtree team. It is a medium-sized deciduous member of the white oak family. Its name is derived from its unique cork-like cap that covers the majority of the acorn. This cap plays a significant role in the tree's survival and contributes to its wildlife value. The tree has adapted to survive in bottomlands that experience flooding regularly. The acorn cap serves as a flotation device, which allows the seeds to disperse to other areas and higher ground. This provides a food source in flood-affected areas that might have little other food due to the high water. It has a high mast value for deer, squirrels, rabbits, and ducks. As a bonus, It is also a highly desirable landscape tree thanks to its straight trunk, symmetrical, upright growth habit, and its unique bark.

To increase each plant's success rate, our plants are shipped in fully-rooted 5-gallon containers rather than bare-root or seedling. You don't have to plant them right away, but can instead wait for the ideal day.
Common Name Overcup Oak
Scientific Name Quercus lyrata
Wildlife Value Cover, Acorns, Fruit
Size 5 Gallon Rooted Container
Height 5-7'

Zones

Vegetation Zone 5-9 Green
USDA Zone 5 - 9

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5-7' 5 Gallon Rooted Container

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