- Broadleaf deciduous tree, to about 40-60 ft (16-18 m) high and similar spread, double that size in the wild,
rounded to conical crown. Leaves alternate, simple, oval to oblong, 5-12 cm long and 1.5-3 cm wide,
tapered to an acute apex, base rounded to truncated, margin lobed, lobes often end with triangular teeth,
dark green above, below light green and pubescent (only on veins late), color greenish to yellow-brown in fall. Acorns in groups of 1-4, to 3.5 cm long, ellipsoid,
olive-brown, the cup covers about 1/3 to 1/2 of the acorn, rough (mossy-cup), with spreading or reflexed scales.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5 Native to southern Europe and western Asia.
- cerris: classical Latin for the Turkey oak.