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Quercus vulcanica

A large, fast-growing deciduous tree to 30m. The leaves are large - around 12cm long and have a long stalk. They are deeply lobed - right to the centre vein - each with further lobes at the end giving a lacey appearance. They are dark green on upper surface pale green below and turn yellow-brown in autumn. Inconspicuous flowers in spring become 1-3 acorns in autumn They are held in scaley cups which cover at least half of the acorn

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Size
Ultimate height
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
20–50 years
Ultimate spread
Wider than 8 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Yellow Green
Summer Green
Autumn Brown Yellow Brown
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

North–facing or East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Fagaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Genus

Quercus can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs, with entire, lobed or toothed leaves; flowers inconspicuous, followed by characteristic acorns; sometimes good autumn colour

Name status

Correct

How to grow

Cultivation

Suited to large gardens and parkland. Grow in any well-drained but moisture-retentive soil in good light. For more information see tree cultivation.

Propagation

Propagate by seed soon after it drops or by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Architectural
Pruning

Pruning group1

Pests

May be susceptible to oak processionary moth, aphids, caterpillars, leaf-mining moths and oak gall wasps

Diseases

May be susceptible to powdery mildews amd honey fungus

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