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Quercus suber

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Quercus suber Cork Oak,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Trees Broad Domed, Spreading

Unique evergreen oak tree growing to 20m wih low, twisted branches and thick, deeply ridged bark which cork is harvested from. Cork regenerates, can be up to 15cm thick and in cultivation is harvested every 9 years. Leaves are green, leather-like and lobed and approx 4cm long. Male and female flowers are present and acorns are produced once a year. Suitable for use as a feature tree in parks and large gardens.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
10-25m >10m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Clay, Loam, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Shady Garden

Pests & Diseases: Leaf Miner, Scale

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Fabaceae Europe

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: N/A
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: High
Frost: High
Wind: High