Virgil’s Oak

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99-12 Virgil’s oak (Quercus virgiliana) becomes a relatively small oak species when planted in North America and is seldom seen in cultivation, but eventually can grow large in its native habitat in southeastern It is closely related to the European pubescent oak and is sometimes considered a variety or form of that related species. Its leaves emerge in spring with a colorful silvery hue. We have a few of these rare trees here at Oak Ridge; this one was grown from seed collected from a forest in the Zemplen Mountains of northeastern Hungary.

Location:

39.818110 N, 89.660708 W

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