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Quercus lyrata

Product Description

Overcup Oak

From the central and southern United States, Quercus lyrata is a slow-growing, tall, deciduous tree with a pyramidal habit when young, spreading later to develop a dense, rounded crown. The greyish bark is rather shaggy. The deeply-lobed leaves are dark green with fuzzy white undersides, turning yellow-brown in autumn. The slender, yellow male catkins, up to 6”/15cm long, are unobtrusive; the tiny red female catkins are followed by acorns whose burred cups cover most of the acorn, hence the common name; acorns are not produced until the tree is 25-30 years old. The overcup oak tolerates wet soils, and is a good choice as a specimen on heavy, waterside soils.

Site: Tolerates exposure, but not coastal exposure
Soil: Deep, moist or wet, acid to neutral soil; tolerates alkaline soil
Position: Full sun or light shade
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height: eventually 60’ (18m) Spread: 60’ (18m)
Size
€12.00
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Packing & delivery charges within The Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland are €15 per order.

If your full order is in stock, we usually deliver within a week to 10 days of receiving your order, often sooner. We will get in touch if there are any issues with availability - see Mail Order FAQ’s for more info.

DELIVERY:

Shipping times are usually within 3 to 10 working days from when we receive your order. We are currently using An Post, DPD and Prompto Courier companies.

COVID 19 Update - Shipping times make take longer than usual, please check the front page of our website for updates. 

Once your order has shipped it may arrive the next day or it can take 2 or 3 days for the parcels to arrive, we take special care to pack our plants in such a way that they will still arrive in perfect condition after several days in transit.

Delivery charges are calculated & added to your order at the checkout stage.

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Orders can be placed online to be collected at the nursery, we just require 24 to 48 hours notice and we will be in touch with any issues with availability and to let you know that your order is ready. Orders must be collected within 2 weeks of placing the order unless otherwise agreed. Please use the discount code COLLECT at the checkout to avail of free collection.

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Orders can be placed online to be collected at the various shows we attend around the country - from April to September. See more info about the shows we attend HERE

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RANGE
We source our plants from the very best growers in Ireland and beyond, each plant is chosen for its Useful, Fruitful or Beautiful attributes and its value to the Irish garden & landscape, we strive to stock an outstanding range, from native to unusual & rare.


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We manage our nursery on organic principles, all our potting, planting, lifting & weeding is done by hand & we use peat free compost, we strive to have the least impact on the planet as possible and are always looking for ways we can improve.


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Plant quality is especially important to us. When we gather your order, we pick the best possible size & shape for the grade & always check for healthy roots & grafts. We take plant health very seriously and inspect our nursery for any signs of pests & disease regularly.


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We have a skilled team who go to great lengths to make our plants arrive to you in the best possible condition, our priority is to supply an inspiring range of top quality plants with excellent customer service whether you are using our Mail Order Service or calling to the Nursery & Garden Centre.


We are a passionate team who love what we do and are always available to offer advice or answer any questions - by phone 027 66176 or by email info@futureforests.ie and very much in person, our nursery is open 7 days a week.

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