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Quercus suber, Cork Oak

Quercus suber

Cork Oak
Family: Fagaceae
Origin: Mediterranean
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The leaves are 4 to 7 cm (1.6 to 2.8 in) long, weakly lobed or coarsely toothed, dark green above, paler beneath, with the leaf margins often downcurved. The acorns are 2 to 3 cm (0.79 to 1.18 in) long, in a deep cup fringed with elongated scales.

It is the primary source of cork for wine bottle stoppers and other uses.

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