Common Name: forest green oak, hungarian oak
Origin/Ecology: Native to Hungary, southern Italy and the Balkans.
Habit: Large tree reaching height of 38 m tall by 20 m broad, with trunk girth of nearly 2 m.
Leaves: Large, 14-25 cm long, occasionally up to 33 cm, variable in shape, divided into 6-10 very deep parallel lobes which are usually divided into sublobes. Leaf stalks are usually short, 2-6 mm long. Obovate. Base of leaf usually has auricles which can overlap the twig. Leaves covered with minute russet hairs. Buds are large, long and pointed.
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Flowers and Fruit: Light brown acorns mature in 6 months. Acorn cup has long overlapping scales and russet hairs, in groups of two to eight.
Bark: Corky bark
Water Use, Soil: Adapted to heavy acidic soils. Tolerates dry or wet soils but intolerant of flooding or high water tables. Highly sensitive to lime in soil.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Landscape Uses: Seashore, shade
Limitations: No serious problems.