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Quercus genus (Oak). There are about 600 or so evergreen, semi-evergreen and deciduous species in this genus. They are usually very long lived, and some species have been used for centuries for their hardwood timber. The leaves are lobed and leathery; some species are thin and lustrous. The female flowers are small and insignificant and greenish. The male flowers appear as yellow catkins in spring.
Deciduous, Semi-evergreens or Evergreens, Fragrants
Grown for their habit, foliage and, in some deciduous species their autumn colour. Suitable for coastal conditions. Attracts butterflies and a variety of wildlife.
They are fully to frost hardy, and grow in sun or semi-shade in deep, well drained soil.
Propagation is from fresh seeds or by grafting in late winter.
May be affected by mildew and various galls, and in North America by oak wilt.
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