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Fagaceae - Beech and Oak
See also White Oak description and illustrations.
Leaves: Alternate; simple; like white oak's but smaller, 2-1/2" to 5" long; deciduous; ear-lobe-like leaf base; short petiole.
Twigs/buds: Twigs pale gray, greenish-brown, reddish-brown or purplish, hairless, somewhat powdery; angled; similar to twigs of white oak (Q. alba). Buds grayish-brown to reddish-brown; plump, rounded or blunt, 1/4" to 3/8" in length, angled; scales overlapping and fringed with hairs.
Flowers/fruit: Monoecious. Fruit an acorn; 1" to 3" long stalk; nut 1" to 2" long; cap covering 1/3 of acorn.
Bark: Grayish-black with deep furrows.
Wood: Has been used to make furniture, for ship-building, and for church/castle interiors in Europe; little information available.
General: Native to Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia. Prefers well-drained soil. Shade intolerant. Acorns can be a nuisance.
Landscape Use: Commonly planted in European landscapes and does well in Utah. Leaf is very interesting and narrow or wide canopy forms are available. Zones 4-8.
Cultivars: 'Asjes', 'Atropurpurea', 'Attention', 'Concordia', 'Crimson Spire', 'Clemons', 'Cristata', 'Fastigiata', 'Filicifolia', 'Long', 'Pendula', 'Pyramich', 'Salicifolia', Skyrocket™, Westminster Globe™.
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