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Quercus frainetto 'Hungarian Crown'
  • RHS AGM

Hungarian oak 'Hungarian Crown'

'Hungarian Crown' is a vigorous large deciduous tree with a massive, rounded crown and boldly lobed leaves to 20cm in length, colouring well in autumn. Flowers inconspicuous, greenish

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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, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Green
Summer Green
Autumn Brown Yellow Brown
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or East–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Fagaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
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

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in deep, fertile, well-drained soil. A fast growing spreading deciduous tree

Propagation

Propagate by grafting in mid-autumn or late winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

May be attacked by aphids and gall wasps

Diseases

May be subject to oak wilt and powdery mildew

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