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Quercus cerris ‘Argenteovariegata’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A true gem of the plant world, Quercus cerris 'Argenteovariegata' has exceptionally pretty, cream variegated foliage from spring until autumn. These leaves are dark green with a striking creamy-white border.

Quercus cerris 'Argenteovariegata' is a small tree with a broad, spreading habit, ideal for brightening up small or large gardens!

Supplied Size: 2L deep container (25 - 40 cm tall)

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Quercus cerris  ‘Argenteovariegata’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Quercus cerris  ‘Argenteovariegata’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Quercus cerris  ‘Argenteovariegata’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Fertile, well drained. Quercus cerris 'Argenteovariegata' grows well on chalky soils.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Rate of Growth: Slow
Habit: Quercus cerris 'Argenteovariegata' eventually grows to be a small tree with a spreading, rounded crown.
Height: 10 m (32 ft)
Spread: 10 m (32 ft)

Notes: There is a memorable specimen of Quercus cerris 'Argenteovariegata' at Inverewe Gardens (shown in the photo on the far right), in the north-west of Scotland which is well worth a visit if you are ever in the area.

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Common names

Turkey Oak 'Argenteovariegata', Variegated Turkey Oak


Quercus cerris ‘Argenteovariegata’ (Turkey Oak 'Argenteovariegata'). This oak has deeply lobed dark green leaves with cream-white outer margins. In the autumn, the leaves turn coppery yellow before falling.


This tree prefers alkaline soil.

Interest and use

Grown mainly for its foliage interest.

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  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

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Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
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