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Quercus cerris /Turkey Oak, European Turkey Oak


Acorn cup covered with moss-like growth

Acorns reqauire 18 months to mature

A very tall tree

A broad spreading tree

Trunk has thick gray bark

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Scientific Name: Quercus cerris
Common Name: Turkey Oak, European Turkey Oak
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants that Attract Birds
Comments: Has large acorns in mossy cups that require 18 months to mature. Acorns are bitter and are eaten by a few species of birds. An oak that has some degree of tolerance to salt and very tolerant of dry conditions. Not widely available.