Caucasian Oak (aka Persian, Oriental Oak)

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Quercus Macranthera

Caucasian Oak (also know as Persian Oak, Oriental Oak Quercus Macranthera) is one of the most drought tolerant and fast-growing oak species that can grow in our area.

A beautiful tree up to 20 meters high, very rarely 30 meters. It tolerates drought and frost. Oriental Oak is unpretentious to soils, grows well on slopes and calcareous soils.

Caucasian Oak (also know as Persian Oak, Oriental Oak Quercus Macranthera) is one of the most drought tolerant and fast-growing oak species that can grow in our area.

A beautiful tree up to 20 meters high, very rarely 30 meters. It tolerates drought and frost. Oriental Oak is unpretentious to soils, grows well on slopes and calcareous soils. Broad, beautiful leaves. The name was acquired thanks to long earrings - anthers. The bark is dark, in deep cracks. Gives large acorns that serve as food for pigs, wild boars and other animals.

The natural habitat is northern Iran, the mountains of Turkey and the Caucasus, Syria and Lebanon where it grows at heights from 800 to 2500 meters, forming alpine groves - oak groves. In Europe, cultivated in a culture exclusively as a decorative and collection look.

Extremely useful in mixed forest plantations. Helps other species to tolerate heat and drought more easily. It strengthens slopes and ravines well, can grow where most species are not able to survive - on compacted soils, calcareous and rocky areas.

Like other types of Oak - good source of pollen for bees and other pollenisators. The wood of the Caucasian Oak differs little from Chereshchaty Oak; therefore, its wood is of industrial interest. In combustion - gives high calorie content.

In cross-pollination with other Oaks, Persian Oak forms interesting hybrids that are characterized by drought tolerance, rapid growth and unpretentiousness.

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