QUERCUS buckleyi

Commonly known as Texas red oak

Noted for its excellent autumn colours this newly introduced species is growing well at Caerhays
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Large, deeply lobed, bright green leaves 8-20cm (3-8in) long with 4-11 lobes turn red and orange in autumn
  • Height
    9m (30ft)
  • Spread
    8m (26ft)
  • Tree
    Dark grey, smoothish bark, furrowed into ridges on lower trunk and older branches. Egg-shaped acorns mature in their second year
  • 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

QUERCUS buckleyi

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, gall wasps, oak wilt, honey fungus, powdery mildew
    Place of origin
    USA. Central Texas and Oklahoma
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Lobed
    (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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Soil Conditions
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (Can be harmful to pets if eaten)
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
9m (30ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  8m (26ft)
 

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