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QUERCUS semecarpifolia

Commonly known as Oak



One of the most attractive and unusual of oak species with broad leathery leaves, spiny at the margins
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£30.00 each
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Available autumn 2019
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2 to 3 Litre

  • Evergreen - elliptic to oblong thick, leathery leaves 5-12cm (2-5in) long, 2.5-7.5 cm (1-3in) wide. New leaves are spiny-toothed, bright green above, nearly white beneath
  • Height - to 10m (33ft)
  • Spread - 8m (26ft)
  • Tree - very slow-growing small tree developing a broad crown with age. Dark grey bark cracking into rectangular scales
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F) - protect with mulch in severe winters
  • Full sun - requires a warm summer to do well
  • Additional Features - Good to know - a mulch of the leaves is said to repel slugs, though fresh leaves inhibit plant growth
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, gall wasps, oak wilt, honey fungus, powdery mildew, bracket fungus
  • Place of origin - Himalayas
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading
to 10m (33ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  8m (26ft)
 

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