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Quercus robur (Common Oak)

Quercus robur (Common Oak)
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Type Tree, Deciduous
Form Compact Rounded Tree
Size Large Tree (8m or more height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Quercus robur Description

The English Oak will grow to a large tree with time, but if you have space and time it will become an attractive standard tree. Ideal for wild areas or woodland planting, supporting a variety of wildlife and providing a handsome screen and natural woodland feel. Just be sure you have enough space to accommodate the full sized tree before you plant!


Quercus robur - Cultivation Notes

The native Oak will flourish on a variety of soils, even heavy wet clays. Oak flourishes in most native woodland environments often seeding establishing on its own accord or being planted in the winter period as a bare rooted tree.It is also happy to grow out in the open or in a native hedgerow as a standard. The only thing it wont like is heavy shade.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Quercus robur:

  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Quercus robur

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

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