Quercus cerris L.

Fully-hardy, fast-growing, spreading, deciduous tree with grey white bark which splits into large plates, lance-shaped, deeply lobed or toothed leaves, to 12cm long, and solitary or small groups of acorns, to 4cm long.  To 30m.  It occurs naturally in many forms.  [RHSE, Hortus, Hilliers’].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to England in 1735.  [JD].  Saint-Hilaire Arb. pl.17/1824.

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [T.797/1843].  Probably a very early introduction to the gardens.  Edward Macarthur provided seed to the Sydney Botanic Garden in 1823.  [RBGS AB].


Quercus cerris Blanco (1837) = Castanopsis javanica A.DC.

Quercus cerris DC. (1805) = Quercus toza Gillet ex Bosc

Quercus cerris Pall. (1789) = Quercus robur L.

Published Feb 03, 2010 - 02:54 PM | Last updated Feb 03, 2010 - 02:59 PM

Figured are the deeply lobed leaves and ripe acorn.  Saint-Hilaire Arb. pl.17, 1824.

Quercus cerris L. | Saint-Hilaire Arb. pl.17/1824 | BHL

More details about Quercus cerris L.
Family Fagaceae
Region of origin

Central and southern Europe

Common Name

Turkey oak, Kermes oak

Name in the Camden Park Record

Quercus cerris - Turkey Oak 

Confidence level high