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.
Our English Oak or Pedunculate Oak is supplied at a height of 1.0 metre in a 7 litre container, which means that the tree has an already established root system and therefore this tree can be planted any time of the year and with better results than either bare-root or rootballed trees.
Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
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.
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.