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Quercus robur (English Oak) – Bareroot


Quercus robur ? English Oak. Our most common native tree, grown in many deciduous woodlands around the UK. Acorns on lengthy stalks in the autumn- but not until the tree is at least 40 years old. Long yellow catkins in May. Ultimate height : 12m

Minimum order 25 whips.


Quercus robur, commonly known as the oak, is a majestic and iconic native tree that has graced landscapes across Europe for centuries. Revered for its strength, longevity, and stately presence, this deciduous tree belongs to the beech family (Fagaceae) and is a cornerstone of many ecosystems. With a robust and spreading canopy, the oak provides abundant shade and harbors a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna. Its distinctive lobed leaves turn a deep, russet hue in autumn, creating a breathtaking display. The acorns produced by Quercus robur serve as a vital food source for numerous wildlife species, contributing to the intricate balance of nature. Beyond its ecological significance, the oak holds cultural and symbolic importance, often associated with endurance and resilience. Whether standing tall in ancient forests or gracing the avenues of urban parks, the oak stands as a testament to the enduring beauty and ecological importance of native trees.

Please see our GUIDE TO PLANTING HEDGES for more info.

Additional information

Preferred Aspect



Partial shade;Full sun

Soil Type




Flowering Time




Pruning Time

Autumn;Early Summer

Ultimate Height

12+ metres

Ultimate Spread

8+ metres