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Quercus lyrata

Common Name(s):

  • Overcup Oak
Description

Native oak tree in the Fagaceae family. It tolerates wet sites. 

Wildlife Value:  This tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Oaks, in general, are susceptible to a large number of diseases, including chestnut blight, shoestring root rot, anthracnose, oak leaf blister, cankers, leaf spots, and powdery mildew.  However, this tree is resistant to oak wilt. Potential insect pests include scale, oak skeletonizer, leaf miner, galls, oak lace bugs, borers, caterpillars and nut weevils.

Cultivars:
Tags:
#deciduous#wet sites#nuts#deer resistant
Cultivars:
Tags:
#deciduous#wet sites#nuts#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Quercus
    Species:
    lyrata
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Poisonous
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Wet Soil