|Quercus lyrata is not a well known oak, but has potential. It is rounded to oval in maturity, very uniform and reaches 30 to 45 feet tall, and wide. Requires less pruning than other oaks. They tolerate slopes and confined spaces. Foliage is leathery, dark green, turning brown in fall. Acorn is 1 inch, the cup almost completely covers it. It is found native in sloughs, can take some flooding. Good choice for tough sites. Native from New Jersey to Florida, over to Missouri and Texas.