Turner’s Oak

Quercus x turneri is a hybrid oak tree resulting from the crossbreeding of different oak species. The bark of Quercus x turneri is generally smooth and greyish, becoming more textured and furrowed as the tree matures.

The Appearance

A medium-sized semi-evergreen tree with a rounded crown and leathery, dark green leaves. It retains some leaves throughout winter.


The Produce

The acorns are often encased in a cupule.


The Flowers

Produces small, inconspicuous catkins in spring.


The Leaves

The leaves have a leathery texture and can vary in shape, often featuring deep, irregular lobes with pointed tips.


The Bark

The bark is gray and smooth when young, becoming more fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade. Commonly found in gardens and parks.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and insects.


The Culture

Valued for its ornamental appeal and hardiness. Often planted in parks and large gardens.


Fun Facts

Turner’s Oak is a hybrid between the English Oak and the Holm Oak, combining the best features of both species.

The Connection To Burton Constable

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