Quercus pontica

Quercus pontica
Quercus pontica 
Armenian oak, pontine oak
SIZE/TYPE taller shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 2-5m
USUAL WIDTH 2-4m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS less showy but noticeable
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME May - June
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°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
Rarities
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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.

Armenian oak is one of my most favourite oaks. It produces very large, attractive leaves and the plant itself resembles sea-side flora. Its deciduous leaves can be up to 25 cm long, exceptionally even larger, broadly elliptic to obovate, mid green, soft and hairy when young, changing to smooth and glossy, almost leathery when mature in summer, distinctly toothed at margins. In May and June appear olive green to golden-yellow flowers formed in 10-15 cm long catkins, followed by dark acorns.

This oak grows rather slowly so you can easily use in small gardens and in some 10 years when it shows a size worth mentioning it can be pruned or clipped to desirable size. Any pruning should be done in early spring before leaves emerge. Thanks to its large leaves it will do miracles in a Mediterranean landscape, or will look great used among mountain pines and large rock to imitate rocky foothills, or in a jungle-type garden with loads of other leaf-shapes in larger sizes. The last one is very popular with children and Armenian oak does not produce any dangerous fruit and is not toxic therefore can do no harm.

Oaks are not fussy about soil type, they can take drought once established but cannot take water-logging. It prefers warm, preferably sunny position. Fully hardy to approx. -28°C (USDA zone 5).

Last update 08-01-2011
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Quercus pontica height 40-50 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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