Quercus cerris at Roath Park Pleasure Garden

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Quercus cerris
late October 2015

Grid reference ST 18523 78812
Common name Turkey oak
Origin South Europe and Asia Minor
Deciduous Yes
Height 20M November 2015
Girth 306cm March 2017
Reference 328

This tree is on the northerly boundary of the Pleasure Garden.

Quercus cerris bark

Quercus cerris bark
October 2015

Quercus cerris leaf2

Quercus cerris leaves
early November 2015

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Quercus cerris topside of leaves
early November 2015

Quercus cerris leaf4

Quercus cerris underside of leaves
early November 2015

General tree description

Quercus cerris is a large, fast growing tree, up to 40 metres tall. It has mauve-grey bark, roughly cracked into small squarish plates. Its leaves are 7 to 14cm long and 3 to 5cm wide, deep shiny green above, grey and slightly downy beneath. They are oval or oblong and slender, but variable in that the lobes may be deep or shallow. In spring there are non-showy, yellowish-green flowers, male catkins 5 to 10cm long and female flowers in small clusters. The acorns are 3 to 4cm long, in hairy cups.