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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Turkey oak bitter oak
iron oak manna oak mossy-cupped oak wainscot oak
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
Q. cerris is a fast-growing, spreading, deciduous, very variable tree to 30m. The narrow, dark green leaves typically have deep, pointed lobes, the acorns are up to 4cm long, and the cups covered in shaggy scales
S Europe, SW Asia
Habit Spreading / Branched
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Sand, Clay, Chalk
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Higher than 12 metres
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grows well in most deep, fertile soils
Propagate by seed, sown as soon as ripe, in a cold frame
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Susceptible to aphids, caterpillars, leaf-mining moths and oak gall wasps
May be affected by powdery mildews
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