A hybrid offspring, the Fulham Oak, Quercus × hispanica, is close-by. This hybrid inherited the rapid growth rate of one parent, the Turkey Oak, Quercus cerris, but also the thickly fissured bark and evergreen foliage and form of Quercus suber.
Quercus suber Fagaceae (Beech family)
Located at the eastern end of the Glasshouse Range is a spectacular Cork Oak, Quercus suber, displaying its remarkable, characteristic, corky bark. Despite its reputation for poor growth in England, this tree is a very fine specimen, mature, spreading and remaining consistently evergreen throughout all but the very coldest Cambridge winters.