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Full Name: - Quercus cerris 'Mercedes'

Quercus cerris 'Mercedes' Jablonski, Journ. Int. Oak Soc., 21: 38 (2010) Cultivar name has been accepted as Registered
Infrageneric Classification
Subgenus Quercus, section Cerris
Named by the originator, André Charlier, after his wife Mercedes.
A form selected for its deeply dissected leaves up to 14.5 × 7.5 cm, which are dull-green above, pale grey beneath, and densely stellate-hairy on both sides, base asymmetrical, auriculate, petiole very short, 1 - 4 mm. The dissection sometimes to the midrib, with up to 2 cm space between the lobes. Originated around 1990, raised from seed collected in central Turkey. The 18 year old plant has reached 4.5 × 3 m, showing a loosely upright growth.

Eike Jablonski
Nomenclatural Standard (Cultivar) or Type
Harold Hillier Herbarium HILL, Standard Specimen No. 6805. E. J. Jablonski 08082003, 20 August 2008, collected together with Piers Trehane and André Charlier from the original plant (ortet) at Arboretum Rond Chêne, Esneux, Belgium.
Standard Image
Photograph by Matt Pringle of Sir Harold Hillier Gardens