Quercus cerris #1 at Bute Park

Quercus cerris 0

Quercus cerris
early February 2016

Quercus cerris 1

Quercus cerris
mid May 2016

Quercus cerris 2

Quercus cerris
mid July 2016

Grid reference ST 17810 76949
Common name Turkey oak
Origin South Europe and Asia Minor
Deciduous Yes
Status Glamorgan Champion 2023
Missing tag 1983
Height 33M February 2016
Girth 386cm February 2016
Girth 413cm January 2023
Reference 417

This tree is at the north end of Coopers Field.

Quercus cerris bark

Quercus cerris bark
August 2016

Quercus cerris leaf

Quercus cerris leaves & acorns
early August 2016

Quercus cerris acorn

Quercus cerris acorns
early October 2016

General tree description

Quercus cerris is a large, fast growing tree, up to 40 metres tall. It has mauve-grey bark, roughly cracked into small squarish plates. Its leaves are 7 to 14cm long and 3 to 5cm wide, deep shiny green above, grey and slightly downy beneath. They are oval or oblong and slender, but variable in that the lobes may be deep or shallow. In spring there are non-showy, yellowish-green flowers, male catkins 5 to 10cm long and female flowers in small clusters. The acorns are 3 to 4cm long, in hairy cups.