Quercus x hispanica ‘Diversifolia’

Height 25m. This is a fast-growing semi-evergreen hybrid between the Turkey Oak (Quercus cerris) and the Cork Oak (Quercus subur). The bark is deeply corky. The leaves are deeply and irregularly lobed, glossy green, often narrow and waist-like or thread-like. The different shapes of the leaves may be described as violin-shaped or spoon-shaped.  They remain on the tree throughout the winter months until spring when they lose them and then quickly regrow them. It can grow up to 25m (82ft) tall.

Grown as ornament in parks and gardens. An old ‘Lucombeana’ species, and very rare.