Quercus suber

Cork Oak

Wide-spreading, large-trunked Oaks are known for their long life, strength and majestic beauty. They have many forms, but are mostly deciduous trees and some shrubs. Some like wet soil, while others prefer dry. All have deeply cut leaves and acorns. The foliage on some types turns red, orange and yellow in fall. On others it turns only brown. The evergreens have hollylike leaves. Use as shade or street trees. Prone to caterpillars, oak root fungus and wilt. Never plant an Oak where another Oak died from disease. Prune to speed growth. For greater height, pinch tips of small branches, and leave as much foliage as possible.
Quercus suber, Cork Oak
Its bark is the source of cork used in wine bottles, bulletin boards, and shoes. The small, evergreen leaves have serrated margins. Tolerates desert conditions. Stake young trees, and prune to shape.

Attributes - Quercus suber

Plant Type: Tree

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 60 ft. to 80 ft.

Width: 80 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Caterpillars, Powdery Mildew, Root Rot, Scales.

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