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Quercus lyrata ‘Arnold’

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A rare oak with deeply lobed, dark green leaves and ,once established, attractive acorns enclosed by a particularly large acorn cup. Interestingly, these acorns are buoyant and in the wild can be carried quite a distance by streams.

The tree is slow growing for a number of years, but becomes more vigorous once established. Eventually a small, handsome tree in the UK.

Supplied Size: 2L deep containers (30 - 40 cm tall)

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Quercus lyrata  ‘Arnold’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres
£32.00

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun.
Soil: Moist, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. In the UK Quercus lyrata 'Arnold' will establish best in a warm, sunny position sheltered from strong winds.
Rate of Growth: Slow.
Habit: Quercus lyrata 'Arnold' grows to be a small, rounded tree. Possibly a little larger eventually in very warm, sunny areas.
Height: up to 10 m (32 ft)
Spread: 10 m (32 ft)

Plant Finder: about Quercus lyrata ‘Arnold’

Common names

Overcup oak

Description

Quercus lyrata ‘Arnold’ (Overcup oak). The common name of this oak comes from the way the acorns are nearly enclosed by their cups. The latin name comes from the lyre-shaped leaves, which are broad and deeply lobed.

Cultivation

Plant in a sunny position and shelter from strong winds.

Interest and use

Grown for it foliage interest and for its unusual acorns.

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Quercus lyrata  ‘Arnold’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

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