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Quercus cerris ‘Curly Head’ PBR

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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An unusual new introduction from Holland, Quercus cerris 'Curly Head' is a dwarf oak with dark green, curly leaves and a distinctive upright habit. The leaves are distinctive, turning bronze in autumn and staying on the branches for a long time before finally falling.

Very slow growing, it is an ideal choice of oak for gardens with limited space.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (30 - 40 cm tall)

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Quercus cerris  ‘Curly Head’ PBR | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Quercus cerris  ‘Curly Head’ PBR | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Fertile, well drained. Quercus cerris 'Curly Head' grows well on chalky soils.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Rate of Growth: Very Slow
Habit: Quercus cerris 'Curly Head' is eventually a very small, upright tree.
Height: 3 m (10 ft) / [1 m (3 ft) after 10 years]
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft) / [60 cm (2 ft) after 10 years]

Notes: Quercus cerris 'Curly Head' tolerates maritime environments and generally grows well in coastal gardens. The leaves of this oak are resistant to mildew.

Plant Finder: about Quercus cerris ‘Curly Head’ PBR

Common names

Turkey Oak 'Curly head'


Quercus cerris ‘Curly Head’ PBR (Turkey Oak 'Curly head'). This is a dwarfing cultivar with dark green curly leaves, which turn bronze and stay on the tree through winter.


Very slow growing and mildew resistant.

Interest and use

Grown for its habit and foliage interest.

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  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • WaterSemi-moist

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