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Turkey Oak, Quercus cerris, saplings are vigorous plants that will grow into a soaring parkland tree. Suitable for any well-drained, moderately fertile soil. Turkey Oak is a good choice if you want a tall, majestic oak tree but don't want to wait for the slower growing Common Oak.
Turkey Oak is not suitable for a clipped hedge. It can be grown as a screening tree up to about 30 metres high. It is a good, tall windbreak tree.
The plants on this page are young saplings. You can also buy larger Turkey Oak trees here.
Browse all of our other varieties of Oak here.
Turkey Oak plants are only delivered bareroot, during winter (Nov-March).
All of our young trees are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).
General description of Quercus cerris plants:
This big tree is one of the most vigorous oaks, typically spreading out as wide as it is tall when mature, although trees that were pollarded or otherwise had their main stem cut tend be more upright. The autumn colour is a mellow brown with some brighter bronze tones. It is easy to tell Turkey oak apart from a native oak by looking at the acorn cups, which have moss-like growths on them, unlike the smooth cups of the native oaks. The leaf buds also have bristly brown hairs on them.
History & uses of Quercus cerris
Turkey Oak has been growing in Britain at least since the early 1700's and probably for longer than that. It is widely naturalised here, especially on chalky sites where Common Oak will struggle. It is a poor quality timber tree but it makes a good source of firewood. It is most commonly planted as an ornamental tree in wide open spaces, where it can spread out.
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