Pyrenean Oak, click to enlarge
An unusual oak tree for North America and Europe where it is only found
in specialist tree collections.
Pyrenean Oak (quercus
Native to most South European countries and Morocco
this deciduous oak reaches a mature height of 18m (60ft). This is a
graceful tree with medium green leaves and open foliage.
The leaves are about 20cm (8in) wide and 10cm
(4in) wide. They are semi-glossy and have the traditional oak
The male flowers (see right) appear in June
when the new light green leaves are forming.
The bark has the traditional oak look although it is a
slightly lighter grey than others.
The acorns are
fully ripe in October. The cup holds about one third of the
acorn which is longer than normal for oaks.
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