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Quercus robur | English Oak - Height 250-350cm - Girth 12-14cm - 30lt

Quercus robur | English Oak - Height 250-350cm - Girth 12-14cm - 30lt

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Quercus robur, or English Oak, is a large, long-lived, deciduous tree with a majestic, broad-spreading crown and smooth silvery brown bark, rough and fissured when mature. The lobed, blue-green leaves turn reddish brown in autumn. The tree is monoecious. Inconspicuous, male, yellow-green flowers grow in long, hanging catkins while small, female, pink flowers are followed by brown acorns that grow in couples on long stalks and fall to the ground in autumn. English Oak grows best in average, loamy, medium moist, well-drained soils, but can adapt to a wide range of soil conditions. It prefers full sun to dappled shade. Once established, it is resistant to drought and frost. Low maintenance plant, doesn’t require pruning. English Oak is a stunning architectural tree, robust and sturdy, often found growing in woodland. It is perfect as a specimen tree in larger areas or grown as a hedge in smaller ones. It supports more wildlife than any other tree in the UK.

Note: Please note, British native trees are all slightly different sizes, girth and shapes. Email us for an actual pictures of individual trees should you wish to choose a specific shape and size, or leave it to us to select the best one for you. 

  • Common Name

    English Oak, Common Oak, Black Oak

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    Europe, North Africa, West Asia

  • Flower

    inconspicuous, male, yellow-green catkins and small, female, pink flowers

  • Foliage

    lobed, blue-green leaves, reddish brown in autumn

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

more than 12m

Mature Width

more than 8m

Shape / habit


Preferred Location


West–facing or East–facing or South–facing or North–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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    Since we only grow and sell trees, in 40 years we have figured out how to do it very well.

  • Expert Advice

    Ask our experienced staff for advice. Happy to help once bought, simply email if any problems or come over for a chat.

  • Free Delivery for online orders over £350

    We will deliver your tree and plant it for you. Or 10 trees or a 100.

Arundel Arboretum is a shrub and tree retail nursery with over 40 years of experience.

About Us

During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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Arundel Arboretum Ltd Scotland Barn Chichester Road Arundel West Sussex BN18 0AD

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