Overcup Oak (Quercus lyrata)

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Nativ Nurseries
RMOvercup
16 In stock
Oak Tree
$4.99
The scientific name lyrata refers to the leaves resembling an ancient musical instrument called a lyre, and the common name refers to the acorn’s cap, or cup that almost completely covers the seed.  Overcups have unique traits allowing them to survive and thrive in swampy areas. The acorn’s shell (a.k.a....
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The scientific name lyrata refers to the leaves resembling an ancient musical instrument called a lyre, and the common name refers to the acorn’s cap, or cup that almost completely covers the seed.  Overcups have unique traits allowing them to survive and thrive in swampy areas.

The acorn’s shell (a.k.a. pericarp) is thick and fleshy allowing it to float to higher ground and a better chance of survival.  This adaptation also provides an easy access meal for deer and others because the acorns accumulate by the thousands along logs, banks, stumps and such.  The acorns are usually not preferred unless flooding covers up other acorns, or the other acorns have been eaten. 

This is a good thing because overcup will supply a readily available food source when the waters come up or other food sources are hard to come by.  The ease of establishment, scaly bark, and unique foliage also make overcup a great tree for planting in the yard. 

Type:

Zone:

White Oak section

6 - 9

Soil pH: 4.5 - 6.0
Mature Height: 80'
Wildlife Value: Deer, turkey, waterfowl, wild hogs, other small woodland game.
Site Preference: Can withstand heavy flooding and usually found in poorly drained to wet soils, however can thrive in well drained soils.
Nut Maturity Date: November

 

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Justin Cheek
Amazing trees

I am very well pleased with not just the Overcup Oak, but all the oak trees that I purchased from Mossy Oak Native Nurseries. The Staff offered great advice and they were very helpful.

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John Plastino
oaks

It took 5 days to receive the 10 oak saplings. I planted them the next day in a swampy area. I also put on tree protectors to protect against deer. I hope the sudden change in temperature from Mississippi to Pennsylvania doesn't kill them. I will have a better idea in 6 months. The saplings looked fresh on arrival.. Thank you, John

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Trent Harris
Seedling Review

Very high quality seedlings. The price for the container is worth it (especially on smaller applications). Survival is much greater than cheaper bare root hardwood seedlings. They were also packaged really well. I would highly recommend Nativ Nurseries.

Trent M. Harris
Alabama Registered Forester #1713

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Dear Tyler Polk, Previous Reviewer:

Was going through the reviews and became so stunned by your ignorance, that I had to reply, somehow.

You… You’re complaining about paying FIVE DOLLARS for a tree sappling?! Not a seedling, or a pack of seeds, but a 2-3 ft tall sappling, with healthy roots, in dormancy, ready to plant. Now, I know, I can’t expect everyone to understand nature on an ecologists level, but… Tyler… Sweety bby honeyyyyyy, you have no idea what is all around you, do you? Your woeful ignorance is evident in the fact that you think you are deserving of a fruit tree or oak tree, for under $5. A native tree. Already grown and prepared. For $5.

What are you going to do when you learn that this is the cheapest price, for the highest quality? What will you do when you learn the soil you need costs $5, too? Time to slap yourself awake, get to reading, learn, and be a better person.

What this nursery is doing for the ecological disaster people like you have caused… You’ll never be able to understand, nor will you do anything to compare to their accomplishments.

Now, please, run along & learn why it is plants don’t come to your door, hand delivered, free of charge.

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john deshong
Good selection

These guys have a great assortment of fast-growing good quality trees, they definitely outperform bare root trees, and they are very easy to work with when it comes to shipping .

Orders without a specific ship date selected at check out are shipped via UPS the first shipping day following the day the order is received. In order to ensure our seedlings are delivered in the best shape we do not ship on Friday Saturday or Sunday. You may select a shipping date up to six weeks from purchase date at check out.
No Refund Policy: Mossy Oak Nativ Nurseries (Nativ Nurseries) guarantees that our product will arrive in good condition, alive, and true to its name as labeled. We take care in packaging our products. If your order is incorrect or does not arrive in good condition, contact our customer service desk within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product to report any mistake in your order or damage to the product. No refunds will be given however but, we will fix our mistake or rectify any damage by replacing the product at our expense. Nativ Nurseries makes no warranty, expressed or implied for any certain rate of growth or productivity for any of our plant products. Nativ Nurseries will not be responsible for crop failure, damage to products after the customer has received an order, or injuries due to non-recommended zone planting, frost damage, or any man made or natural cause beyond our control. Nativ Nurseries will consider replacing an order if a claim is made in writing or e-mail within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product explaining in detail what problems have occurred. However, Nativ Nurseries reserves the right to refuse replacement at any time.
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Overcup Oak (Quercus lyrata)
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