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botanical name:
Quercus suber
Quercus suber © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Cork Oak
family:  Fagaceae
characteristics: tree, evergreen
height: 20.00m
width: 15.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: green
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Sometimes tall growing but in its native area, usually a wide spreading, medium sized evergreen tree with a short trunk. Well known for its very thick, rugged, corky bark. Leathery dark glossy green leaves, grey felted underneath.

Although hardy, thrives best in a warm Mediterranean type climate and well drained soil.

Extensively cultivated in Portugal and Spain, where it produces most of the world's natural cork. The bark is stripped off every 10 years.

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