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Quercus suber
Cork Oak
Pot size: 9cm   Our online price: £5.90
available plant for sale - you will receive a similar plant cork oak is well distinguished by its bark a reel mediterranean feeling with cork oak the leaves edges are sharp, spiny  the well distinguished bark

Common name in French:
Chêne-liège
Common name in German:
Kork-Eiche
Other common names:
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Family:
Fagaceae
Origin:
S-Europe, N-Africa

Description:

Q. suber is used to make corks for bottles. The bark is also waterproof and resistant to fire. This is a coriaceous plant (leaves fell in the Spring of the second year). Its leaves are slightly serrate and denticulate, dark green and glabrescent on the upper side and whitish and stellate-tomentose on the underside. Ideal for bonsai as it branches out freely. Can be planted into the garden against a southern facing wall where frost bite is less likely.


Plant growing type:
evergreen
Habit:
vase crowned small tree
Size when mature in m:
5-6m
Main feature (value):
leaf
Spring value:
flower and leaf
Summer value:
leaf
Autumn value:
leaf and fruit
Winter value:
leaf
Autumn coloration:
no coloration as this is an evergreen species (drops its old foliage continuously)
Flower colour:
Yellow
Fruit colour:
Brown
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Drought tolerance:
high
Optimum ph:
slightly acidic (pH 6-6,5)
Preferred location:
full sun
Where to plant:
grows best in a warm spot, for example against a south facing house wall, where frost is less likely. Avoid deep frost pockets.
Pests and diseases:
this tree is generally pest- and disease-free, but seeds can be damaged by larvaes
Herbal usage:
usually not used as a herb
Edibility:
seed is edible when cooked
Toxicity to humans:
not known
Optimum growing conditions:
prefers full sun (drought tolerant), well drained soil (tolerant); does not grow well on alkaline soil. Transplants badly unless it is moved regularly: best to

Height in cm:
15-20
Pot size:
9cm
Age in year:
1 (this tree is grown from seed on our nursery)
Our online price:
£5.90

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