Quercus alnifolia
  • Quercus alnifolia
  • Quercus alnifolia

Quercus alnifolia

£35.00

An evergreen oak native to Cyprus, Quercus alnifolia has glossy, dark green leaves and the common name, 'Golden Oak', refers to the golden-yellow tomentose (short, matted hairs) on the leaf undersides.

This plant is only available in small numbers and is very rarely listed for sale. The young specimens currently available are grafted.

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An evergreen oak native to Cyprus, Quercus alnifolia has glossy, dark green leaves and the common name, 'Golden Oak', refers to the golden-yellow tomentose (short, matted hairs) on the leaf undersides. The photos show the underside of several leaves compared to a single leaf with the upper side visible as a comparison. A very small and shrubby tree, this oak will also produce ornamental, narrow acorns once established.


  • Position: Sheltered area in full sun.
  • Soil: Fertile, well drained.
  • Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Quercus alnifolia requires protection from cold winter winds.
  • Rate of Growth: Very slow.
  • Habit: Eventually a small, branching tree.
    • Height: up to 3 m (10 ft)
    • Spread: 3 m (10 ft)

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Special: Coastal Areas
Special Features
Evergreen, Leaf Colour - Gold/Yellow, Rare and Unusual, Leaf Shape - Unusual or Large

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