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QUERCUS cerris

Commonly known as Bitter oak, Turkey oak

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Pot grown individually £8.50 each, 10+ £8.00 each

  • Deciduous - oblong-elliptic to oblong-lance-shaped, deeply lobed or toothed, dark-green leaves to 12cm (5in). Often remain on tree in a withered state all winter.
  • Height - 30m (98ft)
  • Spread - 25m (82ft)
  • Tree - fast growing. Grey-white bark. Solitary acorns or in groups of 2-4
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - naturalised in southern UK. Was introduced from Turkey in the late 1900's but timber was found to be of poor quality.
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, gall wasps, oak wilt, honey fungus, powdery mildew, bracket fungi.
  • Place of origin - central and southern Europe
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept -
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading - - very variable in shape
Quercus - Care Guide
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
Trees - Care Guide
30m (98ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  25m (82ft)

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