Vilmorin’s Oak

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0-3  Vilmorin’s oak (Quercus ×vilmoriniana) was a chance seedling that arose in the National Arboretum des Barres in France from pollination of the emperor oak ( Q. dentata) by a tree in the surrounding forest of durmast oak (Q. petraea). These two species typically are genetically incompatible, and the cross has never again been replicated but the hybrid tree is fertile and produces viable seed. Our F2 seedlings came from seed collected from the original (ortet) tree prior to its eventual death due to an aggressive decay fungus that killed its root system.

Location:

39.818099 N, 89.661110 W     Get walking directions here!

39.818094 N, 89.661452 W     Get walking directions here!