Dyer's Oak, Gall Oak, Lusitanian Oak Quercus lusitanica - Quercus aegylopifolia, Quercus australis, Quercus baetica, Quercus brachycarpa, Quercus muricata

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Botanical Name:

Quercus lusitanica







Common Name:

Dyer's Oak, Gall Oak, Lusitanian Oak

Seeds Per Pound:
1.02 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
50-60 feet
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In Stock: 1.02 lb
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet (~ 6 seeds)
8 oz (~ 41 seeds)
1 lb (~ 82 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: sow 1" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Quercus lusitanica , commonly known as Gall Oak , Lusitanian Oak , or Dyer's Oak , is a species of oak native to Morocco , Portugal , and Spain . Q. lusitanica is the source of commercial nutgalls. These galls are produced by the infection from the insect Cynips gallae tinctoriae . They are used for dyeing . more...
* Other names for the galls are Turkish gall, Galla tinctoria, Galla halepense, Galla levantica or Galla quercina, manjakani in Asia Minor or majuphal in India. In Tamil it is called 'maasikkaay' and is used by Tamils for more than 2000 years. more...

Quercus faginea, the Portuguese Oak, is a species of oak native to the western Mediterranean region in the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands. Similar trees in the Atlas Mountains of northwest Africa are usually included in this species, or sometimes treated as a distinct species Quercus tlemcenensis. It occurs in mountains between 0-1900 metres altitude, and flourishes in a variety of soils and climates.
It is a medium-sized deciduous or semi-evergreen tree growing to 20 m tall, with a trunk up to 80 cm diameter, with grey-brown bark. The tree can live as long as 600 years. The leaves are 4-10 cm long and 1.2-4 cm broad (rarely to 15 cm long and 5 cm broad), glossy dark green to grey-green above, and variably felted grey-white below; the margins have 5-12 pairs of irregular teeth. Leaf fall is typically in mid to late winter. The flowers are catkins, produced between March and April, almost always before Holm Oak, which grows in similar areas. The acorns are oblong-ovoid, 2-2.5 cm long, maturing in 6 months to disperse in September or October.

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