Quercus suber #1 at Roath Park Lake

Quercus suber 0

Quercus suber
early August 2015

Grid reference ST 18639 79968
Common name Cork oak
Origin S. Europe & N. Africa
Deciduous No
Height 11M August 2015
Girth 154cm @ 0.5M August 2015
Reference 260

This tree is on the east side of the lake, opposite 154 Lake Road East. It is the more northerly of the two.

No acorns were observed on this tree in 2017 and 2018.

Quercus suber bark

Quercus suber bark
August 2015

Quercus suber foliage

Quercus suber foliage
early August 2015

General tree description

Quercus suber is a medium-sized tree, reaching about 20 metres tall, with a low, wide-spreading shape. It has thick, deeply ridged, corky bark, cream, orange or grey in colour. The leaves are oblong or oval, leathery, 2.5 to 6 cm long, toothed, glossy green above, grey-green and hairy below.