(Turkey Oak) Native to parts of Southern Europe, Quercus cerris was introduced to the UK in the 18th Century and is very hardy with handsome dark green, narrow, lobed leaves.
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Native to parts of Southern Europe, Quercus cerris was introduced to the UK in the 18th Century and is very hardy with handsome dark green, narrow, lobed leaves. In autumn these leaves turn bronze-brown and can stay on the tree well into winter. Established specimens have solitary acorns and deeply fissured grey bark.
Quercus cerris is vigorous (once settled down) and makes an excellent specimen tree. Also very suitable for avenue planting.
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Fertile, well drained. Quercus cerris grows well on chalky soils.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Rate of Growth: Moderate to vigorous
- Habit: Quercus cerris eventually grows to be a large branching tree with a spreading, rounded crown.
- Height: 20+ m (65 ft+) / or up to 4 - 6 m (13 - 20 ft) in 10 years
- Spread: 10 - 15 m (32 - 50 ft) / or up to 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft) in 10 years
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Mature Size
- Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall), Tree - Large (over 50 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline, Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Acid, Special: Coastal Areas
- Special Features
- Leaf Shape - Unusual or Large, Screening/Hedge
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