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Algerian Oak

The Algerian Oak (Quercus canariensis)

is a bushy fully hardy perennial semi-evergreen tree. It grows well in semi-shade and direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are arranged in a racemose catkin inflorescence. It has high drought tolerance.
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This tree has all year round interest.


Quercus canariensis grows in soils ranging from a pH of 4.5 (extremely acidic ranges from 0 to 5.1) to 7.5 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5). It is adapted to chalk, clay, clay loam, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils, and prefers medium fertility.


This is a irregular tree has a slow rate of growth has an ultimate height of 25m / 82ft and spread of 25m / 82ft. It can take 51-60 years to reach its ultimate height.


It has green leaves. They are oblanceolate in shape.


Specimen/accent plant.


Quercus canariensis has green bark with a rough texture.

Fruit and seed

There is a medium fruit/seed abundance beginning in Summer and ending in Autumn.


Algeria. Tunisia. Spain. Morocco. Portugal.

-15°C / 5F 4.5 to 7.5 51-60 years 25m / 82ft 25m / 82ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Quercus
Specific epithet ? canariensis
Common names
Mirbeck's Oak (Ireland), Algerian Oak (Ireland)
IPNI details on Quercus canariensis
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