Quercus x hispanica (Lucombe Oak)
No sample available
Location: Found in many gardens and collections
A natural hybrid between Quercus cerris and Quercus suber occurring in Europe. Semi-evergreen.
Leaves turn partly brown in the autumn but they do not fall until the new leaves grow in the following June, except in extremely hard winters. Leaves may be 5-12.5cm long, the upper surface glossy green, the lower covered with grey felt.
Flowers open at the end of May. The females are in the leaf axils at the tip of the new growth.
The fertile acorns are produced in two years.