With its straight trunk and round top, the overcup oak is a relatively unknown small to medium-sized shade tree that fits well into many small yards in Washington D.C. The overcup gets its name from its shaggy, ornate acorn cap – and the acorns are highly valued by wildlife.
Size and Light Requirements
This tree needs full sun, and will reach approximately 30 feet in height in 40 years.
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All the trees in this guide have been selected by Casey Trees and are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, D.C.