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Oak, Turkey

Quercus cerris

Fagaceae - Beech and Oak

Description

Leaves: Alternate; simple; 3" to 5" long, 1" to 3" wide; deciduous; coarsely toothed to pinnately lobed; dark green and shiny above, paler beneath; petiole 1/8" to 3/4" long.

Twigs/buds: Twigs brown; medium-thick.

Flowers/fruit: Monoecious.  Fruit an acorn; 1" long, brown, ovoid, no stalk; half covered with a cap with long, curled-back scales; matures in two seasons.

Bark: Gray-black; in checkered plates.

Wood: Information unavailable.

General: Native to western Asia and southern Europe.  Intermediate shade tolerance.  Acorns can be a nuisance.

Landscape Use: Very desirable tree that is rarely planted in Utah or elsewhere in the U.S.  Tolerates drought, high soil pH, and clay soils.  Interesting acorn and leaf.  Zones 5-7.

Cultivar: 'Argenteovariegata' or 'Variegata'.

Characteristics

General

Family:
Fagaceae - Beech and Oak
Cultivar Availability:
Yes
Hardiness Zone:
5-7
Type:
Broadleaf
Utah Native:
No

Growth

Growth Rate:
Medium
Mature Height:
High
Longevity:
High
Is Good Under Power Lines:
No
Crown Shape:
Rounded

Ornamental

Bark:
Yes
Fall Color:
No
Flowers:
No
Foliage:
No
Fruit:
Yes

Tolerence

Shade:
Medium
Salt:
Medium
Drought:
High
Poor Drainage:
Medium
Alkalinity:
High
Transplanting:
Medium