Quercus cerris
Common name: 
Turkey Oak
Pronunciation: 
KWER-kus SER-ris
Family: 
Fagaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf deciduous tree, to about 40-60 ft (16-18 m) high and similar spread, double that size in the wild, rounded to conical crown.  Leaves alternate, simple, oval to oblong, 5-12 cm long and 1.5-3 cm wide, tapered to an acute apex, base rounded to truncated, margin lobed, lobes often end with triangular teeth, dark green above, below light green and pubescent (only on veins late), color greenish to yellow-brown in fall.  Acorns in groups of 1-4, to 3.5 cm long, ellipsoid, olive-brown, the cup covers about 1/3 to 1/2 of the acorn, rough (mossy-cup), with spreading or reflexed scales.
  • Sun
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5      Native to southern Europe and western Asia.
  • cerris: classical Latin for the Turkey oak.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: Lower Campus, east of 14-15th St. near Monroe Ave.
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  • plant habit

    plant habit

  • foliage

    foliage

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    shoot tip

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    leaves

  • leaves

    leaves

  • leaves, variation

    leaves, variation

  • maturing acorn, September

    maturing acorn, September

  • plant habit, young tree in early December

    plant habit, young tree in early December

  • winter twigs, buds

    winter twigs, buds