The Pedunculate Oak is called the Common Oak in Britain, and is also
often called the English Oak in other English speaking countries It is a
large deciduous tree to 25-35m tall (exceptionally to 40m), with lobed
and sessile (stalk-less) leaves. Flowering takes place in early to mid
spring, and their fruit, called "acorns", ripen by autumn of the same
year. The acorns are pedunculate (having a peduncle or acorn-stalk) and
may occur singly, or several acorns may occur on a stalk.
It forms a long-lived tree, with a large widespreading head of rugged
Within its native range it is valued for its importance to insects and
It is planted for forestry, and produces a long-lasting and durable
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