Ornamental tree which can be grown as an isolated tree, for reforestation and for bonsai. The acorns are used to feed and fatten animals. The main value of Cork Oak is the production of cork. Tools are also made from its wood.
Deciduous tree growing up to 25m with oval green flowers. The leaves can be oval shaped or narrow and lanceolate.
Prefers stony, loose and permeable soils.
Dig a hole at least two or three times as wide and deep as the root ball. Take out the plant from the container and loosen roots to allow them to spread out in all direction. Cut possible broken roots. Mix the soil extracted with a substrate and fill part of the hole with the mixture obtained. Place the plant in the hole and cover with the remaining mixture. Compact the soil around the plant and water thoroughly.