Taller options available for most trees. Please use the contact us page stating species, height range and postcode for more info. If listed as " DELIVERED X MONTH" they might be available by pallet with a £45-£110 surcharge.
Mature English Oak Quercus Robur Options Explained
100+ : Usually comes in a 3-7L pot and is 100-125 cm or more.
125+ : Usually comes in a 5-9L pot and is 125-150cm or more.
150+cm: Usually comes in a 7-15L pot, 150-180cm or more.
180-240cm : 12-20 litre pot/rootball and will be 180-240cm tall.
(RB)Girth 6-8cm Nov to Mar: Rootball option, Nov to Mar only, around 180-300cm 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.
Other Options: Bare Root English Oak and Cell Grown/English Oak Seedlings.
Mature Quercus Robur English Oak Tree
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.
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Tree Jargon Explained
Half Standard: Around 80-100cm clear stem.
Standard: Around 180-200cm clear stem.
Feathered: Branches for most of the trunk/stem length.
Multi-Stem/Bush: Very little or no clear stem. Multiple branching starting low to the ground.
Rootball: Dug from the field with roots intact i.e. no pot.
Pot: Plastic container that the tree was grown in.
Maiden: 1 year tree that has not been pruned.
Pleached: Foliage a square/rectangle flat shape wired to a bamboo frame with some clear stem.
Screen: Same as pleached but much less/no clear stem.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £750 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.