Broadleaf evergreen tree, short trunk, round crown, thick branches.
Sun. Prefers good drainage, tolerant of different soil types. Established trees drought resistant. Hardy to USDA Zone 7.
The thick, corky bark is the cork of commerce, and in its native Mediterranean region, it is removed every 6-8 years.
70-100' at maturity
Equal to height at maturity
Male and female flowers borne in separate catkins (monoecious) and are wind-pollinated.
Leaves alternate, 1-3 inches long, 4-5 short teeth per side, top shiny green, whitish below.
Thick and corky.