Taller options available for most trees. Please use the contact us page stating species, height range and postcode for more info.
English Oak or Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur) is a British native tree and as such a feature of the landscape. Noted for its distinctive oak leaves and distinctive groups of acorns, this tree is renowned for its longevity, think of Windsor Great Park and Sherwood Forest and Robin Hood association. English Oak also was used in the 18th Century as one of the main timber woods for the British Royal Navy. Given that this tree can reach impressive heights (87ft) and long lifespan (500 - 1000 years and still there!), they should be planted for prosperity. They can tolerate most soils, except shallow soil, and make a great specimen tree in large gardens, parks and Country House policy woodland.
English Oak Tree Options Explained
100+ : Usually comes in a 3-7L pot and is 100-125 cm or more.
125+ : Usually comes in a 7-12L pot and is 125-150cm or more.
150+cm: 150-180cm or more, 7-15L pot
180-240cm : Usually comes in a 12-20 litre pot and will be 180-240cm tall.
Girth 8-10cm : Usually comes in a 30L pot, Standard, and will be around 250-300cm tall
Girth 10-12cm: Usually comes in a 35L pot , Standard, and will be around 300-350cm tall.
Girth 12-14cm: Usually comes in a 50L pot, Standard, and will be around 350-400cm tall.
(RB)Girth 8-10cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. *Roughly 240-300cm tall.
(RB)Girth 10-12cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. *Roughly 300-360cm tall.
(RB)Girth 12-14cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. *Roughly 360-420cm tall.
(RB)Girth 14-16cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. *Roughly 420-480cm tall.
(RB)Girth 16-18cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. *Roughly 480-540cm tall.
(RB)Girth 18-20cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. *Roughly 540-600cm tall.
*Heights are given as a very rough guideline and can have considerable variation based on species and supplier (each nursery experiences different growing conditions) It may even have been pruned before being sent out so we can only guarantee girth. Trees over 5.5m may include a delivery surcharge based on location and species.
Once a mature English Oak tree is over around 200cm/4 years old then girth is the best measure of value for money. For every girth measurement increment e.g. 6-8cm to 8-10cm (roughly 12-18months growth), the canopy will be wider, stronger, bushier and the root system larger as it has experienced 12-18 months growth. You can notice larger root systems with potted versions because the pot size increases with maturity. As a very general rule, each one cm girth measurement represents around 30cm growth but this doesn't apply to slow-growing trees.
Rootball means it will not come in a pot but will have the roots wrapped which you need to remove before planting and are available for delivery only between November and March.
Standard and Half Standard means lollipop shape. There is a more clear stem with a Standard.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £450 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Mature Tree Warranty
Once a tree is over 3 years old, the failure rate is considerably less and our Tree Warranty does not cover it at 100%. Please check details.