Quercus frainetto

Hungarian oak

Outstanding Qualities

This large shade tree matures to a handsome and stately specimen in the garden. The deep emerald green and leathery leaves are attractively lobed giving the classic look of oak foliage. Hungarian oak is an elegant classic shade tree and is best used as a single specimen in an open lawn or meadow.

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: variegated, silver, gold

Great Color Partners: dark green, chartreuse, blue

Culture Notes

This oak prefers an open area with full sun and plenty of room to grow. Plant it in a location with well-drained soil, although it will tolerate sandy sites and clay if the drainage is adequate. Once established it is drought tolerant, although in prolonged dry weather it appreciates an occasional watering. Little pruning is needed other than removing dead, broken or poorly formed limbs.

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Quick Facts

Plant Type: tree

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 25 ft. 0 in. (7.62 m.)

Plant Width/Spread: 25 ft. 0 in. (7.62 m.)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 9

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: drought tolerant once established