SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: New York City, NY, UC Davis Arboretum - Davis, CA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.
Branches don't droop and resist breakage. Acorns are enclosed in shaggy-looking cups and take two years to mature.
Native to Southern Europe and Asia Minor.
Additional Common Names
TURKEY OAK, MOSS-CUPPED OAK, EUROPEAN TURKEY OAK
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 30 - 50 feet.
Width: 30 - 50 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.
Leaves Ovate, Green, Yellow, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Brown. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Acorn, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall Wildlife use it.
Bark Gray to White, Furrowed or Ridged.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 4 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 10.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Armillaria.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Attracts Birds and Mammals.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Shade Tree, Buffer Strip or Street Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Quercus cerris Tree Record." 1995-2018. Dec 19, 2018.
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