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Quercus petraea is often confused with:
Quercus robur Quercus robur
Native alternative(s) for a Quercus petraea:
Quercus alba Quercus alba
Similar plants:
Quercus oglethorpensis Quercus oglethorpensis
Quercus macrocarpa Quercus macrocarpa
Quercus muehlenbergii Quercus muehlenbergii

Quercus petraea

This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Sessile oak (Quercus petraea) is a large, long-lived deciduous tree native to most of Europe. It is the national tree of Ireland. It prefers moist, fertile well-drained soils but is adaptable to poorer, drier soils and does well in clay. It prefers an acid pH but is adaptable to neutral and even alkaline soils. The acorns have no stalks (sessile) and develope from the stem in clusters. It has a broad rounded crown and is resistant to mildew.

Sessile oak can be difficult to find in this country.

 

Cultivars:
  • Columna
Tags:
#sun#deciduous#shade tree#wildlife plant#clay soil#poor soils#wind tolerant#deer resistant#part shade#oak#poison nut
Cultivars:
  • Columna
Tags:
#sun#deciduous#shade tree#wildlife plant#clay soil#poor soils#wind tolerant#deer resistant#part shade#oak#poison nut
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Quercus
    Species:
    petraea
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Lumber is used for various building items
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe
    Wildlife Value:
    Many birds and mammals eat the acorns. Larval host to moths and butterflies.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Enhancement
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Mildly resistant to deer damage.
    Edibility:
    Acorns (nuts) are edible after tannins are leached or boiled out.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 60 ft. 0 in. - 80 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 60 ft. 0 in. - 80 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    more than 60 feet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Nut
    Fruit Length:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    1.2-inch oval acorns are stalkless and in clusters with a cap covering about 1/3 of the nut. They mature the first year.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Catkin
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    The flowers form greenish-yellow drooping catkins. Flowering and leafing sprout together..
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Obovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Undulate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    3-5 inch leaves are glossy green above and pale and smooth to pubescent underneath with 4-6 pairs of rounded lobes.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Gray
    Bark Description:
    The bark is smooth and gray, later deeply fissured.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Lenticels:
    Not Conspicuous
    Stem Description:
    Twigs grey-brown, shiny, hairless, angled, with small tawny lenticels
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Rain Garden
    Design Feature:
    Shade Tree
    Specimen
    Street Tree
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Poor Soil
    Wet Soil
    Wind
  • Poison:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Stomach pain, constipation and later bloody diarrhea, excessive thirst and urination if young leaves or raw acorns eaten.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Gallotannins, quercitrin, and quercitin.
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Fruits
    Leaves