Quercus robur x canariensis - exotic
This grand avenue of oaks comprises Portuguese and hybrid Algerian species. The trees were grown from acorns in Cornwall Park in the late 1930s and have developed into a fine avenue.
These hybrid oaks have characteristics of both species including variable acorns, large and small foliage with lobed margins. They are similar to the Algerian oak by having a short dormancy stage when the foliage is shed.
Twin Oak Drive is flanked by horse chestnuts, kowhai and olives which adds great character to the overall visual appearance. The oaks have formed a complete canopy over the road-way due to the close proximity planting.