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Portuguese Oak - Quercus faginea (latin)

Geographical origins: Portugal, Balearic Islands.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 15 m, width up to 5 m.
Foliage: Deciduous.
Type of soil: Likes humid, chalky soil.
Hardiness: Hardy to -17°C.
Exposure: Full sun.

Properties and uses:
Its flowers appear at the start of spring. It has pale yellow cylindrical acorns. It is at its best when planted as a lone tree in a park or garden. In a forest environment, it is often grown along side the Holm oak. Its acorns can be used as animal feed and reach maturity before those of the Holm oak. Its wood is excellent for firewood.

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