Quercus robur Quercus

Quercus

English or Pedunculate Oak

Description: The long lived, broad, dome-headed tree is the more common of the two native oaks, the other being Quercus petraea. The lobed leaves are dark green above, paler underneath, turning orange or rusty brown in autumn. Acorns are produced in abundance. 

History: Native to Europe, Caucasus, SW Asia, and N Africa.

Quercus Growing Tips: Grow in deep, fertile, well-drained soil. Adaptable to most soils even heavy clay.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 7m x 5m

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • L Size: Large
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • Replacement prune
  • Autumn colour
  • Open space planting

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