(Armenian Oak) Quercus pontica is a splendid rare large shrub or small tree with eye-catching leaves that is native to the western Caucasus mountains and north-eastern Turkey.
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Splendid rare large shrub or small tree with eye-catching leaves that is native to the western Caucasus mountains and north-eastern Turkey.
Quercus pontica has large, deep green, oval leaves and produces superb olive-yellow catkins in late May or early June. In autumn the leaves can develop good, strong yellow tints before falling.
Established specimens can produce huge and very ornamental acorns.
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Rate of Growth: Very slow.
- Habit: Quercus pontica will eventually grow into a large shrub or small, branching tree.
- Height: up to 6m (20 ft)
- Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
- Notes: Quercus pontica is very slow growing and will take many years/decades to reach the eventual size listed here.
- 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 Features
- Fruit - Ornamental, Leaf Shape - Unusual or Large, Rare and Unusual