Quercus Robur (English Oak), Plant Profile and Landscaping Uses
Q. robur (English Oak Tree) is a fast growing deciduous tree reaching 20m with a 20m spread and a low branching habit. Q. robur ‘Fastigiata’ has a more upright habit growing to 20 – 25m with a spread of 10m. Providing dense shade Quercus robur are widely used for planting in parks and for avenues. They prefer a well drained soil and do well in full sun. Once established Quercus robur are reasonably drought tolerant although they will suffer in extremely dry years.
Quercus Robur (English Oak) and Quercus Robur fastigata. Both species are used widely in street planting parks and large gardens. Fast growing and classic shade trees Quercus Robur will reach 20m with a large crown and is often used in Avenue plantings.
These are popular low maintenance trees well suited to broader landscape plantings.
Used as a medium to large shade tree, and also useful as a street tree in broader streets. Can be grown beneath powerlines.
Little pruning is required other than formative pruning to lift the skirt of the tree in pedestrian areas and to allow access for mechanical mowing in parks and gardens.
- Botanical Name – Quercus robur
- Common Name – English Oak
- Family – Fagaceae
- Position – Full sun to a little shade.
- Soil – Well drained.
- Height – To around 20 metres.
- Spread – To around 20 metres – Rounded canopy of medium density.
- Growth rate – Medium to Slow depending on soil and climate
- Foliage – Mid to deep green, deciduous.
- Flowers – In the form of Catkins
- Flowering time – Spring.
- Frost tolerant – Yes
- Tolerant of Urban conditions – Yes.
- Drought tolerant – Mediun once established.
Quercus Robur is available for sale from the following wholesale nurseries.
WINTER HILL TREE FARM Ph: 02 4878 9193 Fax: 02 4878 9109
NSW Southern Highlands
Retail & Wholesale. Advanced trees & hedging. Grown in pots for year-round planting. 45 litre - 1000 litre available. Great range. Great Quality. Delivery available.
"Propagation and Production of Native and Exotic Trees
with Natural Root Systems from 2 to 2,000 lts."
111 Stanhope Road Theresa Park NSW 2570
Offering a variety of sun hardy Australian natives and exotic trees, shrubs, groundcover's and perennials from semi advanced through to super advanced and semi-mature stock.
1750 Westernport Rd Heath Hill VIC 3981
Australias largest grower of semi advanced native and deciduous trees. .9 - 2.6mts high. Supplying councils, developers and landscapers. Includes Acacia implexa, acacia melanoxlylon.
CORELLA NURSERIES Phone 03 5968 1071, 0428521097 Fax 039756 7387 Wholesale nursery with a wide range of bare root semi advanced trees, deciduous ornamental trees, fruit tree stocks and potted products.
FLEMING’S NURSERIES (03) 9756 6105 Deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs. Flowering, Fruiting and Ornamental. Bare root and containerised 20cm to advanced. Strictly wholesale.