Quercus- Oak

Deciduous as well as evergreen trees, most of them too large for the average garden. We shall only mention some of the smaller types.

Situation:

As individual trees for their fine autumn colouring.

Soil:

Any not too dry soil.

Propagation:

From seed or by grafting.

Quercus ilex, holm oak: Height in this country to 5 m, a shrub; the evergreen foliage resembles that of the holly.

Quercus ilicifolia: Height to 4 m, a shrub; the twigs are covered in grey down, matt-green leaves, felty on reverse.

Quercus lihani: Height 4-8 m; a tree with a fairly narrow crown. The leaves are clearly serrated.

Quercus pontica: Height to 6 m, small tree or shrub; oval, saw-toothed leaves. Fine autumn colouring.

Quercus X turneri: Height to 6 m, a tree with a dense, oval-shaped crown. Leathery leaves, lobed; the foliage is partially retained in winter.

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