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Quercus ithaburensis subs. macrolepis 15-30cm

Quercus ithaburensis subs. macrolepis 15-30cm

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Quercus ithaburensis subsp. macrolepis, commonly known as the Mount Ida Oak, is a magnificent deciduous tree native to parts of southeastern Europe and western Asia. This oak species is celebrated for its stately and majestic presence, featuring a broad and rounded canopy of lobed, dark green leaves that turn various shades of yellow, red, or brown in the autumn, creating a breathtaking display of fall foliage. The Mount Ida Oak is highly regarded for its adaptability to a range of environmental conditions and its resilience to harsh climates, making it a valuable species for both ornamental and ecological purposes. It produces acorns that serve as an important food source for wildlife, including birds and small mammals. With its grandeur, attractive foliage, and ecological significance, Quercus ithaburensis subsp. macrolepis is a sought-after choice for parks, gardens, and landscapes in various regions.

Cultivation: Cultivating Quercus ithaburensis subsp. macrolepis, or the Mount Ida Oak, can be successful when you follow these essential cultivation tips:

  1. Climate: The Mount Ida Oak thrives in temperate to Mediterranean climates with distinct seasons. It is well-suited to regions with cold winters and warm, dry summers.

  2. Sunlight: Plant in a location that receives full sunlight to partial shade. While it can tolerate partial shade, full sun promotes the best growth and leaf color.

  3. Soil: The Mount Ida 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, the Mount Ida 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 the Mount Ida 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 the Mount Ida Oak to produce acorns, which are an essential food source for wildlife, including birds and small mammals. This contributes to the ecological value of the tree.

  9. Propagation: Propagate the Mount Ida 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 the Mount Ida Oak as a shade tree, avenue planting, or as part of natural landscapes. Its broad canopy provides beauty and shade, making it a desirable addition to gardens and parks in various regions.

By following these cultivation tips, you can successfully grow and appreciate the grandeur and ecological importance of Quercus ithaburensis subsp. macrolepis, or the Mount Ida 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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