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Wet Soil: Medium

Dry Soil: Medium

Lime: Low

Quercus frainetto ‘Hungarian Crown’ is a variety of the Hungarian oak. This deciduous tree is known for its rapid growth, showcasing upright branches that shape a broadly oval crown. Its foliage is a highlight, with dark green leaves that are both large and deeply lobed, measuring up to 20cm in length. As autumn arrives, the tree transforms into a spectacle of yellow-orange hues, providing a stunning display of seasonal colours.

This particular oak variety exhibits robust and vigorous growth, adapting well to a diverse range of soil types, including chalk. Its adaptability makes it an excellent candidate for widespread planting, adding a touch of elegance and resilience to various landscapes.

Hillier proposed the name for this clone ‘Hungarian Crown’, originally from Southeast Europe, and emphasising its vigorous nature and commendable attributes.



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15m high x 6m wide after 25 years


Great for industrial planting and avenues.


Broadly oval head. Fast growing tree with upright branches.


Leaves are large, deeply lobed and up to 20cm long. They turn yellow-orange in autumn.


Long yellow catkins in late spring.


Acorns in groups of 2-5.


Grows on all soil types, including chalk. Tolerant of frost, salt, wind and pollution.

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