Sunday, February 7, 2010

Crimson Spire Oaks

This row of oak trees just west of the Horticulture greenhouses are Crimson Spire oaks (Quercus x bimundorum ‘Crimschmidt’), which are a hybrid between the native white oak (Quercus alba) and the English oak (Quercus robur). Pictures taken February 1, 2010.

The Crimson Spire oak pictured is number 14 on the Purdue tree trail (Green Trail).

1 comment:

  1. These are reminiscent of the Quercus robur that grew very near this exact space back in the 1980's. I think someone remembered those english oaks long-removed and planted these in memory.