Quercus suber - thick corky bark
  • Quercus suber - thick corky bark
  • Quercus suber - young tree

Quercus suber

£25.00

(Cork Oak) Quercus suber is an evergreen tree with eye-catching bark which is native to parts of south west Europe and north west Africa.

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An evergreen tree with eye-catching bark which is native to parts of south west Europe and north west Africa. Quercus suber has dark green, glossy leaves and develops fantastic, corky bark which over time develops considerable thickness and in countries such as Spain and Portugal is harvested for use as corks in the wine industry.

Quercus suber grows to be a handsome garden tree but requires a warm position and shelter from cold winds!


  • Position: Warm in full sun.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil. Enjoys dry conditions and dislikes wet soil!
  • Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Quercus suber grows best in warm parts of the U.K., with enough summer heat to ripen the new growth fully.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Small to medium sized tree with a branching rounded crown.
    • Height: up to 10 - 15 m (32 - 50 ft)
    • Spread: 10 m (32 ft)
  • Notes: Please be aware that Quercus suber can be a fickle and difficult plant in the winter or if planted in a poor position. As such, it is not covered by our normal guarantee. 
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How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall), Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Dry / Sandy
Special Features
Evergreen, Ornamental Bark / Colourful Winter Stems

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