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Quercus faginea 15-30cm

Quercus faginea 15-30cm

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Product Description

Quercus faginea, commonly known as Portuguese Oak or Lusitanian Oak, is a remarkable deciduous tree native to the Iberian Peninsula, including Portugal and parts of Spain. This majestic oak species is celebrated for its impressive size, elegant appearance, and its role in both ecological and cultural contexts. Portuguese Oak features deeply lobed, dark green leaves with a glossy surface that turn to rich shades of brown, red, or russet in the fall, creating a spectacular display of autumn foliage. The tree produces acorns that are an important food source for various wildlife species. With its resilience, adaptability to diverse soil types, and ornamental appeal, Quercus faginea is a valuable addition to woodland landscapes and conservation efforts.

Cultivation: Cultivating Quercus faginea, or Portuguese Oak, can be successful when you follow these essential cultivation tips:

  1. Climate: Portuguese Oak is well-suited to temperate climates, particularly those with warm summers and mild winters. It thrives in regions with moderate rainfall.

  2. Sunlight: Plant in a location that receives full sunlight to partial shade. While it can tolerate some shade, full sun is preferable for optimal growth and leaf development.

  3. Soil: Portuguese Oak is adaptable to various soil types, including loam, clay, and sandy soils. It prefers well-draining soil but can tolerate occasional waterlogging.

  4. Watering: Young trees require regular watering to establish deep roots. Once mature, Portuguese Oak is generally drought-tolerant and can withstand dry conditions.

  5. Fertilization: Established trees typically do not require fertilization. However, you can apply organic mulch around the base to improve soil quality.

  6. Pruning: Minimal pruning is necessary for Portuguese Oak. Remove dead or damaged branches and shape the tree as needed to maintain its desired form.

  7. Pests and Diseases: These oaks are generally hardy and less susceptible to pests and diseases compared to some other oak species. Monitor for issues and take appropriate action if necessary.

  8. Acorns: Allow Portuguese Oak to produce acorns, which are an essential food source for wildlife, including birds and mammals. This contributes to the ecological value of the tree.

  9. Propagation: Propagate Portuguese Oak from seeds, which should be planted in the fall or stratified before planting. Keep in mind that growing from seeds may take several years to establish.

  10. Landscaping: Consider using Portuguese Oak as a specimen tree in larger landscapes, woodland areas, or as part of conservation efforts. It adds a stately and naturalistic presence to gardens and natural settings.

By following these cultivation tips, you can successfully grow and appreciate the grandeur and ecological importance of Quercus faginea, or Portuguese Oak, in your garden or landscape while ensuring its health and vitality.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.


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Plant height: 15-30cm

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