Roble - Nothofagus obliqua

    Description

    Nothofagus obliqua is a fast-growing tree which may reach 20 metres in height. It has alternate leaves in two opposite rows, ovate, shortly toothed, 4 to 7 cm long, dark green above, pale glaucous below. There are similar species, and care is needed with identification.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Usually found as a planted tree in hedgerows or roadside verges.

    When to see it

    Flowering April or May.

    Life History

    Deciduous.

    UK Status

    Widespread but infrequent in Britain. Usually found as a planted tree.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland where there are only 4 or 5 records up to 2016. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

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    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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