Turkey Oak

Quercus cerris

A handsome mid-sized deciduous oak, with glossy ornately-lobed leaves, which change to a buttery-yellow during autumn. Although known as the Turkey Oak, it is widespread throughout Asia Minor and southern Europe. Mature specimens develop a rounded crown, with lower lateral branches weeping with age. Tolerant of salt spray, it becomes a particularly useful windbreak for coastal areas. Medium growth rate.

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Turkey Oak

A handsome mid-sized deciduous oak, with glossy ornately-lobed leaves, which change to a buttery-yellow during autumn. Although known as the Turkey Oak, it is widespread throughout Asia Minor and southern Europe. Mature specimens develop a rounded crown, with lower lateral branches weeping with age. Tolerant of salt spray, it becomes a particularly useful windbreak for coastal areas. Medium growth rate.

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Prefers a sunny position and humus rich soil but will tolerate a wide range of conditions, including coastal exposure.

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