Large and fast-growing oak tolerant to alkaline, clay and extremely dry soils. Growth rate averages 2-3 ft. per year. Trees begin bearing in 8-12 years. Glossy foliage-leaves remain on until December. Turkey Oak has been in this country for over 100 years, yet is rarely available. It is used to a limited extent for reforestation in Europe. Suffers from frost cracking on the bark near the soil line but the trees quickly grow around it. Our primary seed source is from large parent trees in Pennsylvania. Trees under cultivation tend to growth a dense round crown. These have not suffered any winter damage at -28 F.
|Genus & Species||Quercus cerris|