Quercus macrolepis Kotschy

Frost-hardy, spreading, deciduous or semi-evergreen tree with fissured bark, oblong, angularly-lobed leaves, to 10cm long, and single or small clusters of acorns, to 4.5cm long, with large cups.  To 15m.  [RHSE, Hortus, Hilliers’].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1731.  [JD].

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [T.795/1843].


Quercus aegilops Scop. (1772) = Quercus cerris L.

Quercus aegilops Griseb. (1844) = Quercus macedonica A.DC.

Quercus aegilops Mill. (1768) = Quercus lanuginosa D.Don

Published Feb 18, 2009 - 03:04 PM | Last updated Feb 03, 2010 - 02:40 PM

More details about Quercus macrolepis Kotschy
Family Fagaceae
Region of origin

South east Europe

  • Quercus aegilops L.
  • Quercus ithaburensis ssp. macrolepis (Kotschy) Hedge & Yaltirik.
  • Quercus ventricosa Hort. ex Koehne
Common Name

Valonia oak

Name in the Camden Park Record

Quercus aegilops - Valonia Oak

Confidence level high