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Species Plantarum

Quercus Suber

Blossom period
April through May
Southwestern Europe and West Africa

The cork oak is an evergreen Mediterranean forest tree, best known for its thick, spongy cork bark. With its picturesque appearance, this extremely sober tree has a unique charm that makes it both endearing and timeless. Less accommodating than its cousin the limestone holm oak, it requires acidic soil to thrive. Once well established, it grows moderately fast and is highly resistant to summer drought.