Quercus canariensis - exotic
The Algerian oak can reach heights of 30–40m and often as wide spreading. This species is semi-evergreen and loses its foliage for only a short period during winter.
Oaks are readily distinguished from other groups of trees by their fruits or 'acorns' which form in clusters along the twigs. The Algerian oak has dark green lobed foliage similar to that of the 'English oak' but each leaf is generally larger and more glossy, the acorns are also much larger.
This specimen was planted in the early 1920s and is one of the finest oaks in Auckland.