Trees by Genus

Genus 'Quercus'

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Quercus agrifolia
Quercus alba
Quercus bicolor
Quercus canariensis
Quercus castaneifolia
Quercus cerris
Quercus chrysolepis
Quercus coccinea
Quercus dentata
Quercus frainetto
Quercus glauca
Quercus x hispanica
Quercus ilex
Quercus imbricaria
Quercus kelloggii
Quercus laurifolia
Quercus x leana
Quercus libani
Quercus x ludoviciana
Quercus macranthera
Quercus macrocarpa
Quercus marilandica
Quercus myrsinifolia
Quercus nigra
Quercus palustris
Quercus petraea
Quercus phellos
Quercus pontica
Quercus prinus
Quercus pubescens
Quercus pyrenaica
Quercus pyrenaica 'Pendula'
Quercus robur
Quercus robur cv. 'Filicifolia'
Quercus robur forma purpurascens
Quercus rubra
Quercus schumardii
Quercus suber
Quercus trojana
Quercus x turneri
Quercus velutina

Quercus imbricaria (Shingle Oak)

Quercus imbricaria

Native: Central and eastern United States on rich hillsides and fertile damp bottom land

Location: Sometimes planted an ornamental tree in North America, but it is rare in collections in Europe.

Pioneers used its timber for clapboards and shingles, a type of roof tile, hence the name Shingle Oak. A small tree to about 15m in the wild, but may reach 25m in cultivation.

Foliage

Young leaves are a lovely yellow and remain so until mid June; a mature leaf is normally 10-17.5cm long and usually unlobed but occasionally three-lobed near the base.

Flowers

Quercus imbricaria

Flowers appear in late May or early June, the females are in leaf axils of the new growth.

Fruits

Quercus imbricaria

Acorns grow to 1.8cm long and almost as wide.