|Grid reference||ST 18179 78509|
|Common name||Turner's oak|
|Common name||Oak 'Pseudoturneri'|
|Alternative name||Quercus x pseudoturneri|
|Planted||by Malcolm Frazer c.1995|
|Height||9M January 2021|
|Girth||139cm @ 0.25M January 2021|
This tree is south of the chapels, beside the Fairoak Road boundary.
General tree description
Quercus x turneri 'Pseudoturneri' is a semi evergreen hybrid of Q. ilex (Holm oak) and Q. robur (English oak). It is a medium to large tree, up to 25 metres tall, with a compact rounded head and twisting branches growing from low level. The bark is dark grey, knobbly and ridged. The leaves are shiny dark green, about 10cm long, oblong-obovate, and with shallow rounded lobes. Some green leaves remain on the tree through winter. The flowers are inconspicuous yellow and green catkins. They are followed by acorns 2cm long and half enclosed in a downy cup.
This tree was first raised in the nursery of Mr Spencer Turner in the late 18th century. The original Q. x turneri 'Spencer Turner' is now almost extinct. It had shorter, broader leaves than 'Pseudoturneri'.
Quercus x turneri 'Pseudoturneri' is not common in Britain and is described in the Tree Register as "very occasional", where occasional means "individuals in many large gardens or towns but more generally absent".