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Quercus Genus

Oak

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

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.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Semi-evergreens or Evergreens, Fragrants

Interest and use

Grown for their habit, foliage and, in some deciduous species their autumn colour. Suitable for coastal conditions. Attracts butterflies and a variety of wildlife.

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy, and grow in sun or semi-shade in deep, well drained soil.

Propagation

Propagation is from fresh seeds or by grafting in late winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May be affected by mildew and various galls, and in North America by oak wilt.

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