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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

 

  • Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well. - leathery, elliptic leaves 10-25cm (4-10in) long by 4-9cm (1½-3½in) wide
  • Height - 30m (98ft) in natural habitat
  • Spread - 30m (98ft)
  • Tree
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°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
  • 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 - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • 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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