Quercus Cerris (Turkey Oak)
|Common Name(s)||:||Oak,Turkey Oak|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Summer Interest,Autumn Interest|
|Tree Features||:||Large Leaves|
|Mature Size||:||Large (over 20m)|
|Tree Type||:||Deciduous Broad Leaf|
|Tree uses||:||Urban Sites,Woodland Sites,Avenue Trees,Parkland Trees|
The Turkey Oak Tree seems to prosper even in the harshest conditions.
The highly durable Turkey Oak was introduced into the UK in 1735.
A magnificent specimen can be seen at the National Trust’s Knightshayes Garden in Devon, where it imposes itself on the field in which it stands.
This large, rounded tree is probably the fastest growing Oak grown in Britain.
It does well even in chalky soils and in coastal areas.
The dark green, lobed leaves are resistant to mildew, which affects some others of the genus.
A tough tree, good for wide verges and parks.
Mature height: 20m+