Bomen-trees: Quercus suber - Cork oak

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Quercus suber is a cork oak, they grow very erratic and get a very nice cork layer, cork oaks are evergreen and hardy ...More information

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  • Article number:QUESUB02
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Quercus suber or cork oak is originally in South Europe and North Africa where the tree is used because of its cork.
This cork is used for wine bottle corks, shoe soles, floors etc.
This peeling of the trunk is done every 10 years. After this, a dark red chestnut colored trunk remains, it can even turn black over time.
This process is repeated every 10 years.

The rough pale brown / gray rough cork layer around the trunk is a beautiful sight. The leaves of the tree remain smaller than those of the ordinary oak and are oval in shape.
Top of the leaf is black / green in color, the underside is slightly hairy.
The leaf is about 3 by 2 cm.
Actually the cork oak is much nicer than an olive tree and also very hardy.

The cork oak is evergreen in a moderate winter.
We have some cork oaks in the example garden from 2005 and these have had no problems in recent winters.
However, the leaf turns brown after a severe winter and ends in March. Hereafter, fresh new leaves appear in April. The care of the cork oak is very easy and requires almost no maintenance, pruning if it becomes too large is sufficient.
In May, the cork oak will bloom and in October the cork oak will be fruit after a good summer. Seems much like fruits of the ordinary oak only much smaller.
Winter hardiness zone 5b (-22ºC).


  • Minimum temperature:-22ºC
  • Location:Sunny, half shadow
  • Soil type:No special requirements
  • Water requirement:Normal
  • Full ground:Yes
  • Tub plant:Yes
  • Flowering period:5
  • Origin / habitat:Mediterranean, North Africa
  • Growth rate:Reasonably slow
  • Maximum plant height:>15 meters



Stephanie Fens Posted on 26 November 2018 at 13:57

Mooie boom, heel netjes verpakt en goede communicatie over verzending. Ben heel benieuwd of hij deze winter overleefd maar tot nu toe heel blij mee!

Marianne vd Acker Posted on 12 January 2016 at 08:37

Pakket in goede staat in ontvangst genomen, mooie plant, ben erg tevreden

H.j. B. Posted on 6 January 2016 at 16:10

In goede conditie ontvangen. De stam mocht van mij wel wat dikker zijn (voor bonsai) maar dat is natuurlijk voor mij persoonlijk. Snelle levering. Dik in orde.

Van Dongen Posted on 4 January 2014 at 18:43

Heb mijn kurkeik nu voor de derde winter in de volle grond staan zonder bescherming maar geen problemen ondervonden. Het blad wordt wel wat bruin bij een lange winter, maar in april begint het nieuwe groene blad weer te groeien. Een geweldige boom en een bijzondere stam.

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