Portugal Oak (Quercus lusitanica)
The Portugal Oak (Quercus lusitanica), is a medium-sized, spreading tree 15 metres tall x 10-12 metres spread. Native to Morocco, Portugal and southern Spain. Mediterranean origins make it suitable for SE Australian conditions of cold, wet winters and dry hot summers. Semi-evergreen in warmer regions.
- Strong landscape amenity value
- Good for shade, speciment, avenue plantings.
- Low flammability
- High frost and drought tolerance*
*once roots have grown to sufficient depth to access year-round groundwater reserves