QUERCUS insignis

Commonly known as Oak

This Mexican species produces its attractive pink secondary new growth in the autumn and therefore needs a very sheltered frost free location to get established
Further Reading....
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
    Leathery, leaves 10-25cm (4-10in) long by 4-9cm (1½-3½in) wide
  • Height
    30m (98ft) in natural habitat
  • Spread
    30m (98ft)
  • Tree
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse
    Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Will grow outside in milder locations
    This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

QUERCUS insignis

 
Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
£40.00 each 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    A rarity from moist, subtropical woodland valleys. Enormous acorns to 12cm (5in) across. Specimen in temperate house at Kew is trimmed
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, gall wasps, oak wilt, honey fungus, powdery mildew
    Place of origin
    Central America, Mexico
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Greenhouse / conservatory
    Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
  • Hardiness
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
  • 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 moist well-drained soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (Can be harmful to pets if eaten)
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
30m (98ft) in natural habitat
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  30m (98ft)
 

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