Quercus suber

Botanical Name: Quercus suber

Phonetic: Qwer-kus SUE-ber

Common Name(s): Cork Oak

Family: Fagaceae
Origin: Western and central Mediterranean,north Africa
Plant Type: Tree
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, wavy-toothed, ovate
Fall Color:                           
Leaf Color: Shiny dark green, gray-tomentose below
Texture: Soft
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: April/Spring
Flower Color(s): Yellowish-green
Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 8-10
Climate zone(s): 7-24

Growth Rate: Slow                                             
Height: 30-60 Feet
Spread: 40-50 Feet
Hydrozone: Low
Soil: Well-drained soils with moderate amounts of water, slightly acidic and rocky soils
Pest: Armillaria mellea (oak root fungus), Phytophthora spp. (crown rot), Phytophthora ramorum (‘sudden oak death’), aphids
Features:  Trunks and branches are covered by thick bark that is the source of cork for commercial uses. Does not well in wet and cold conditions, low maintenance, drought tolerant, monoecious, acorns are narrow oval-oblong
Use: Shade tree, street tree, park tree, specimen, geenbelt tree

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