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Quercus mongolica (Mongolian oak)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
20m
Max height
15m
Max spread
50-100 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Quercus mongolica

Other names

Mongolian oak

Genus

Quercus Quercus

Species

Q. mongolica - Q. mongolica is a spreading, deciduous tree with rough, black-brown bark and oblong to ovate, dark green leaves with rounded lobes. Catkins of insignificant, yellow-green or dull red flowers in late spring and early summer are followed by ovoid, pale brown acorns with scaly, thick caps.


Quercus mongolica is: Deciduous

Habit

Spreading

Toxicity

Acorns are edible only after tannins are leached or boiled out.

Flower

Yellow-green in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Yellow-brown in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Also: Knopper gall wasps

Specific pests

Aphids , Oak gall wasps Aphids , Oak gall wasps

Diseases

Also suffers from oak wilt in North America only.

Oak wilt , Powdery mildew Oak wilt , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation methods

Grafting, Seed


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Where to grow

Quercus mongolica (Mongolian oak) will reach a height of 20m and a spread of 15m after 50-100 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Low Maintenance, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Best grown in deep, well-drained or moist but well-drained, acid to neutral loam in full sun. Grows well in sandy soil. Tolerates light shade. Also tolerates drought and poor soil. A large oak suitable for residential areas, parks, and as a street tree.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Quercus mongolica

Other names

Mongolian oak

Genus

Quercus Quercus

Species

Q. mongolica - Q. mongolica is a spreading, deciduous tree with rough, black-brown bark and oblong to ovate, dark green leaves with rounded lobes. Catkins of insignificant, yellow-green or dull red flowers in late spring and early summer are followed by ovoid, pale brown acorns with scaly, thick caps.

Native to

Eastern Asia

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Spreading

Toxicity

Acorns are edible only after tannins are leached or boiled out.


Colour

Flower

Yellow-green in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Yellow-brown in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Also: Knopper gall wasps

Specific pests

Aphids , Oak gall wasps

Diseases

Also suffers from oak wilt in North America only.

Specific diseases

Oak wilt , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation methods

Grafting, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Quercus mongolica (Mongolian oak) will reach a height of 20m and a spread of 15m after 50-100 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Low Maintenance, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Best grown in deep, well-drained or moist but well-drained, acid to neutral loam in full sun. Grows well in sandy soil. Tolerates light shade. Also tolerates drought and poor soil. A large oak suitable for residential areas, parks, and as a street tree.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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