Hungarian Oak

Hungarian Oak | Quercus frainetto

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Unfortunately, the Hungarian oak that was planted here in honour of the 50,000th inhabitant of Purmerend, did not survive a major renovation of the square. But this younger specimen is just as beautiful.

This tree comes from the Balkans, you can find it mainly in Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania. The funny thing is that the tree hardly ever occurs in Hungary. It belongs to the Fagaceae family, just like the beech and the birch.

This oak likes heavy, nutrient-rich, slightly acidic soils that are wet in spring and bone dry in summer. It does not like to stand in wet or calcic soil. This is the reason that the tree does not actually occur in Hungary.

This deciduous tree can grow up to 30 meters or higher. Usually there is a nice continuous trunk. It is striking that the leaves are at the ends of the branches. This gives the tree an open crown.

The leaves are large a…

This tree comes from the Balkans, you can find it mainly in Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania. The funny thing is that the tree hardly ever occurs in Hungary. It belongs to the Fagaceae family, just like the beech and the birch.

This oak likes heavy, nutrient-rich, slightly acidic soils that are wet in spring and bone dry in summer. It does not like to stand in wet or calcic soil. This is the reason that the tree does not actually occur in Hungary.

This deciduous tree can grow up to 30 meters or higher. Usually there is a nice continuous trunk. It is striking that the leaves are at the ends of the branches. This gives the tree an open crown.

The leaves are large and glossy green, turning from yellow to brown in the fall. They sometimes remain on the tree until spring. The acorns are one-third to one-half enclosed by the cupule.

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