Botanical Information

Botanical Information

Quercus coccifera subsp. calliprinos is a small to medium-sized tree or large shrub seldom reaching more than five metres tall. 

It is evergreen, with spiny-serrated leaves 3 to 5 cm long and 1.5 to 3 cm broad. The acorns are 2 – 3 cm long when mature about 18 months after pollination.

The trees will be propagated from acorns donated and collected from parent trees located in Australia and grown to a size suitable for planting by our sponsors, horticulture experts at Friends of Burnley Gardens, Mt William Advanced Tree Nursery, Nationwide Trees and Smith and Gordon Nursery.

2012 seedlings at nursery
The small batch of seedlings raised in 2012.