Turkish Oak

Tree profile

name botanical: 
Quercus cerris
family: 
Beech family (Fagaceae)
species: 
deciduous tree
height: 
up to 35 m (115 ft)
leaf: 

The leaves of Turkey Oak are dark green, slightly sinuate and up to 12 cm (4.7 in) long and up to 5 cm (2 in) broad. The leaf margin is smooth.

leaf shape: 
sinuate
leaf margin: 
smooth
leaf position: 
alternate
fall foliage: 
brownish
flowering: 
April - May
blossom color: 
green-reddish
blossom description: 

The flowers form about 10 cm (3.9 in) long reddish-green catkins, which sprout with leaves.

gender distribution: 
monoecious
fruit: 

The acorns are brown and oval.

branches: 

The young shoots are gray and tomentose. The branches have raised leaf scars. The buds are small and reddish brown. Note the dried up leaves in winter they stand bushy.

bark: 
The bark is gray-brown and deeply fissured.
root: 
Deep-rooting plant spreading out through the crown area
location: 
Sun to half-shade
soil: 
loamy to strong loamy
ph value: 
slightly acidic to strongly alkaline
usage: 

single tree, planting in groups, parks and roadside green

Basisdaten

turkish oak (Quercus zerris) leaf
turkish oak (Quercus zerris) leaf
  • turkish oak (Quercus zerris) leaf
  • turkish oak (Quercus zerris) leaf underside
  • turkish oak (Quercus zerris) flower
  • turkish oak (Quercus zerris) flowers
  • turkish oak (Quercus zerris) fruit capsule
  • turkish oak (Quercus zerris) fruits / acorns
  • turkish oak (Quercus zerris) twig
  • turkish oak (Quercus zerris) trerminal bud
  • turkish oak (Quercus zerris) tree
  • turkish oak (Quercus zerris) trunk / bark
description: 

The Turkey Oak is originally from the area South East Europe / Asia. In southern Europe, Turkey oak is a forest grove. In Northern Europe they are found as an ornamental tree, especially in parks.

Typical diseases for Turkish Oak

Typical fungi for Turkish Oak