Quercus cerris

Quercus cerris
Quercus cerris 
Turkey oak
SIZE/TYPE tall tree
USUAL HEIGHT 8-13m
USUAL WIDTH 5-13m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
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Oaks are common trees of our natural woodlands. They border our ponds, occur naturally in our mixed forests, and make magnificent specimen trees in our parks and arboretums where less common species or rare varieties can be seen.

Turkey oak is a handsome mid-sized tree with lovely foliage. The leaves are fresh green until early summer, changing to mid green in summer and pale yellow in autumn. They are typically about 12 cm long, deeply lobed with rounded lobes, and glossy

It grows slowly or medium fast into a tree with rounded to oval crown with strong leader and branches. Lateral branches tend to droop with age which gives the tree a relaxed appearance. However, as its main feature is its foliage it is often pruned to compact crown shapes to gain density and to increase amount of leaves in a small area. You can prune it at the end of winter to virtually any shape required, just avoid cutting into old wood.

Oaks are not fussy about soil type, this one even grows on chalky soil. Turkey oak can take drought once established but cannot take water-logging, it prefers warm, preferably drier locations. Pest and disease free. Grow it in full sun or part shade. The roots are not dangerous for roads and pavements and the plant withstands air pollution, this makes it ideal for city planting. Newly planted trees need to be staked for 2-3 years to establish. Fully hardy to min. -24°C (USDA zone 6), perhaps a little more.

Last update 19-01-2010
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Quercus cerris height of stem 180-200 cm, girth 12-14 cm
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Quercus cerris height of stem 180-200 cm, girth 12-14 cm
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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