Originally from the Balkans, Turkey and Greece, the Valonia Oak loves Mediterranean climates. It thrives in well-aerated soils with good drainage where mycelium pathways are encouraged to flourish. In the right conditions, it can produce over 100kg of beautiful acorns. The large cupules contain substances used for tanning, hence were much sought-after by leather tanners. Cunnack's Valonia Oak Plantation in Central Victoria is of scientific and horticultural significance being the first planting in Australia in the 1870s. The lush green, deciduous leaves are fire retardant. Medium growth rate.
Thrives in well-aerated soils with good drainage where mycelium pathways are encouraged to flourish. Full sun, drough tolerant.