Grown In The UK.
English Oak Tree
Common Name: English Oak TreeLatin Name: Quercus roburSoil: Any deep, well-drained, lime-free soilPosition: Full sun or partial shadeFlowering period/colour: Spring/ Yellow-greenHardiness: Fully hardyEventual height/spread: 15m/ 10mSpecial features: Majestic spreading canopy. Distinctive lobed leaves. Acorns in autumn. Wildlife habitat.The English Oak Tree (Quercus robur) is a quintessential piece in any British garden. Timeless and distinct, it stands tall with its spreading canopy and lobed leaves. Thriving in well-drained soil and adaptable to a wide range of conditions, the English Oak Tree is equally comfortable in full sun or partial shade. In spring, it graces your garden with inconspicuous yellow-green flowers, adding a pop of colour to your landscape.As the seasons progress, the English Oak Tree undergoes a transformation. In summer, its lush green foliage provides shade and shelter, creating a vibrant space for wildlife. The shade also acts as the perfect place to relax on hot summer’s days. In autumn, the tree bears acorns, which not only add visual interest but also serve as a vital food source for local wildlife.With a projected height of 15 metres and a spread of 10 metres in 20 years, the English Oak Tree is a striking presence in any landscape. Whether planted as a standalone specimen to provide shade and shelter, or incorporated into a mixed planting project to enhance biodiversity, it will be a cherished and enduring feature of your garden for generations to come. Get an English Oak Tree today and watch it transform the character of your garden.
Sessile Oak Tree
Common Name: Sessile oak, durmast oakLatin Name: Quercus petraeaSoil: Deep, well drained. Acid, alkaline or neutral. Position: Full sun to part shade. Flowering period/colour: Spring, inconspicuous yellow catkins.Hardiness: Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20°C).Height and spread in 20-50 years: 12m/8mSpecial features: Statuesque specimen tree, very long lived. Attractive, lobed green leaves and acorns. Orange-brown autumn colour. Quercus petraea is a fine species of oak tree that is ideal as a specimen tree in large parks and gardens. Quercus petraea is known as the Sessile oak because the acorns are borne directly on the twigs (sessile means attached directly at the base), rather than on small stalks (peduncles) as in the pedunculate oak. The Sessile oak is very long lived, and after 300 or so years, can grow to as much as 40m tall with a trunk that is 3m in girth. It forms a broad, spreading crown and the leaves are dark green and lobed. The leaves fall in winter so that this species makes an ideal planting combination with winter and early spring flowering species like wood anemones, snowdrops, bluebells and crocuses. This species is monoecious, with separate male catkins and female flowers on the same tree. Quercus petraea is the national tree of Ireland and a fine example can be seen at Baronscourt Estate, Co Tyrone. This particular example of the tree is more than 24m tall with a circumference of more than 8m. It is well worth visiting the estate to fully appreciate the majesty of this fine tree species.
Swamp White Oak Tree
Common Name: Swamp White Oak Tree Latin Name: Quercus bicolor Soil: Any deep, well-drained, lime-free soil Position: Full sun or partial shade Flowering period/colour: May to June/Insignificant male and female flowers in separate trees Hardiness: Fully hardy Eventual height/spread: 12m/10m Special features: Dark green leaves with silvery-white undersides The ‘Quercus bicolor’ has wonderful foliage that is dark and glossy green on the top and silvey-white on the undersides. The leaves cover this majestic tree throughout spring and summer, before turning to shades of yellow and orange before falling. On mature trees, you will also get acorns in autumn. This tree will grow to be a real garden feature and it makes a great shade tree when mature, too.