The Algerian Oak is found throughout the Mediterranean basin, occurring naturally in Spain, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Portugal. It forms a broad canopy of evergreen lobed leaves, similar to the English Oak but significantly more heat and drought tolerant. Semi-deciduous in cooler climates. A fire-resistant tree that can be planted as a future wind and fire break, and enjoyed as a glorious summer shade tree. In our experience, this tree grows rapidly to 12m before slowing. One of the best oaks to grow in our dry climate, with excellent tolerance to a wide range of soil types from clay to loam, acidic to alkaline. Medium growth rate overall.
Plant in full sun, with regular watering during establishment. More drought tolerant than English Oak, trees grow quickly to 12m before slowing. Suits a broad, open space.