Quercus petraea | Sessile Oak | Dair ghaelach
Flowers: May; catkins and flowers
Fruits: Acorns borne on stalks <2cm long
Twigs & bark: Twigs grey; bark grey and fissured when mature
Woodland and hedges, prefers acidic soils.
Very frequent, especially on poorer soils
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021
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Can grow over 40 m high, over 3m in diameter and often reach an age of 300 years old. Forest crop used in boat and ship building, furniture, joinery and as veneer and plywood. Often hybridises with Q. robur resulting in trees with intermediate characteristics