Quercus x turneri (Turner's Oak)
No sample available
Location: Much planted in gardens and collections in Europe as it makes a well formed and decorative tree.
Deciduous or semi-evergreen, a hybrid between the Quercus ilex and Quercus robur raised in the 18th Century by Spencer Turner in Essex.
Leaves are 6-11cm long and stay on the tree until February at least and sometimes until after the new leaves are formed.
Flowers at the end of May or early June, the females are in the new leaf axils.
Acorns are similar to Quercus ilex, about 1.8cm long on long stalks and fall in October.