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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