Quercus libani at Roath Park Botanic Garden

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Quercus libani
late May 2015

Grid reference 007
Common name Lebanon oak
Origin East Turkey to Syria
Deciduous Yes
Status Rare
Status Wales Champion 2013
Height 25M October 2015
Girth 252cm May 2015
Reference ST 18598 79127

This tree is in the enclosure on the east side below the rock garden, approximately 25 metres south of the Dawn redwood.

Quercus libani bark

Quercus libani bark
May 2015

Quercus libani leaf

Quercus libani leaf
late May 2015

General tree description

Quercus libani can grow to a height of 20 metres and it has mauve-grey, deeply fissured bark. Its leaves are glossy green, oval-lanceolate and quite small (10 to 12 cm in length). They have 10 to 12 pairs of triangular lobes with bristle tips. The acorns are large and rounded, about 2 cm in length and three-quarters enclosed in the cup.