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Quercus suber
Cork Oak

Quercus suber
Quercus suber
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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!

Supplied Size: 2L deep container (seed grown, approx 3 - 4 years old, 40 - 60 cm tall)

  • 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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