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Quercus robur Tree

English Oak Trees

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The grand and majestic English oak tree is very popular with wildlife as a habitat and food source. This tree will grow to 10 x 6 metres in 20 years and has a spreading form. Dark-green summer foliage turns shades of bronze and reddish brown in autumn before falling, leaving the grand, bare structure to grace the landscape. Planted on any, but waterlogged soils, this native tree does a wonderful job. Given the respected Award of Garden merit from the RHS, the English Oak tee is deserving of a place in a large garden.

Robur is derived from the Celtic 'quer' meaning fine and 'cuez' meaning a tree. We have to agree that it is definitely a fine specimen of a tree! The two oldest Quercus Robur trees can be found in Lithuania and Bulgaria, both are believed to be at least 1,500 years old!

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AKA English oak, Native oak, Common oak, Pedunculate oak, Quercus robur

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Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
Quercus robur Quercus robur
10L pot 150-200cm Pruned & Shaped Tree £49.99 (ex. VAT)
Quercus robur Quercus robur
28L pot approx 2.5-3.0m Standard Tree, 8-10cm girth £139.99 (ex. VAT)
Quercus robur Quercus robur
45L pot approx 3.0-3.5m Premium Standard Tree, 10-12cm girth £159.99 (ex. VAT)
Quercus robur Quercus robur
45L pot approx 3.5-4.5m Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth £199.99 (ex. VAT)
Quercus robur Quercus robur
55L pot approx 4.5-6.0m Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth £219.99 (ex. VAT)
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Please note: Sunday 17th December is the last order date for Christmas delivery (excludes pleached and mature trees which have an earlier deadline).

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team. Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order, with many being despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours. To be on the safe side allow up to 10 working days for despatch. These trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your delivery. You can give instructions on where to leave it via the checkout or send us an email (sales@ornamental-trees.co.uk).

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs help unloading the trees.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure at no extra charge, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

 

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees with a height of 1.5-2 metres) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy as many trees as you want for the same delivery cost and so it can work out to be economical.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

 

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Quercus Robur trees

When planting oak trees, such as the English Oak tree, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown oak trees can be planted at any time of the year. Bare root oak trees need to be planted between November and March. If you are not planting your bare root quercus tree straight away, it is best to ‘heel in’ your tree. Dig a hole in an unused area of soil and pop the roots of the tree in, gently firming around. If you’re planting within a couple of days, you can untie the bag around the roots, water, re-tie and then store in a frost free garage or shed.

Whether planting a pot grown or bare root oak tree, you will need to carry out the following to prepare your planting site. Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees and apply the gel mixture for bare root trees), especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole.

Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for English Oak trees

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Quercus Ilex trees

Native Oak trees develop a well-balanced canopy with little help from us. Established oak trees only require tidying up, by removing any crossing or damaged branches.

You can encourage young oak trees to form a clear trunk by pruning the lower branches. This will help to raise the canopy and improve the overall look of the tree.

Quercus robur Tree (English Oak Trees) Description

  • Common name: English oak tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 10 x 6 metres
  • Season of interest: Autumn
  • Foliage: Rounded, dark-green leaves turn reddish brown in autumn
  • Soil: Avoid wet sites, planting in well-drained, moist situations. Most soil types will be tolerated