Quercus cerris (Turkey Oak)
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Native: Southern and central Europe from southeast France through the alps and Apennines to the Carpathian Mountains of Rumania
Location: Common in gardens and parks elsewhere and naturalises quickly in woods and hedges.
The timber is inferior in quality compared to most oaks, but it is useful as an ornamental tree as it is elegant and quick growing
Leaves are 6-12.5cm long covered in down both above and below and con be very diverse in shape.
Flowers appear in may, the females are in the leaf axils at the tip of the shoot.
Acorns have big woolly cups and fall in October, they grow to 2.5cm or more long.