Quercus frainetto
Common name: 
Hungarian Oak
Italian Oak
KWER-kus fran-ET-o
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Broadleaf deciduous tree, 60-80 ft (18-24 m) tall, crown first ovate then rounded, young shoots pubescent at first then glabrous.  Leaves alternate, simple, variable, ovate to oblong-ovate, 10-18 cm long, tapered at base, usually about 7 lobes on each side, narrow sinuses may sometimes almost reach the midrib, dark green above, gray-green below, pubescent, short petiole, 5-10 mm long.  Acorns grouped 2-5 together, 2-2.5 cm long, cup encloses a third or more.
  • Sun.  Withstands an arid environment when established.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5b      Native range from Italy to the Black Sea.  The selection commonly available is Forest Green®
  • frainetto: considered a typographical error, the author [Michele Tenore, 1780-1861] meant to use the southern Italian name franetto.
  • Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: in the campus parking lot on the southeast corner of Washington Ave. and 11th St.
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