Quercus faginea (Portuguese oak, Zen oak) can reach growth heights of up to 20 meters and trunk diameters of up to 80 cm. The maximum age is 600 years.
Pollination of this species of oak is carried out by the wind. Quercus faginae is often found in Portugal, Spain as well as northwestern Africa. It also grows very frequently in the Balearic Islands.
The acorns are from a collection of October 2023 (Portugal). These are stored in a mixture of sand kept cool. Care is taken to ensure that only intact acorns (without worm bites, etc.) are shipped. A swimming test is also carried out for this purpose.
The acorns are shipped in a bag with slightly moistened soil mixture. It is recommended to store them in soil/sand in the refrigerator for about 4 weeks before planting. Please keep acorns away from small children (risk of ingestion).
Information on the Portuguese oak can be found here: https://quercus.guru/quercus-faginea-portugiesische-eiche-zenneiche/