Durmast Oak

The next tree to form our driveway avenue is a Durmast Oak, or Quercus petraea.

The Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea, or Quercus sessiliflora), also known as Durmast Oak, is a species of oak native to most of Europe, and into Anatolia.The Sessile Oak is a large deciduous tree up to 20-40 m tall, in the white oak section of the genus (Quercus sect. Quercus) and similar to the Pedunculate Oak, Q. robur, with which it overlaps extensively in range. The leaves are 7-14 cm long and 4-8 cm broad, evenly lobed with five to six lobes on each side, and a 1 cm petiole. The flowers are catkins, produced in the spring. The fruit is an acorn 2-3 cm long and 1-2 cm broad, which matures in about 6 months.

A little spindly now...
... but one day!

4 thoughts on “Durmast Oak

    1. We could grow a few more, but we are trying to limit the exotics… We are going to be planting big heap natives soon.. 🙂

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