Mature Red Oak Quercus Rubra Options Explained
90-120cm: 1-2 years old and in a 3-5 L pot.
150-200cm: 2-3 years old, 7-12 Litre pot, usually half standard
180-240cm: 3-4 years old, 12-20 L pot, usually half standard
Girth 8-10cm: Standard,25-30L pot, *Roughly 240-300cm tall.
Girth 10-12cm: Standard,30-35L pot, *Roughly 300-360cm tall.
Girth 12-14cm: Standard,35L pot, *Roughly 360-420cm 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)Multi-stem 200-250cm: Rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. Bush/multistem
(RB)Multi-stem 250-300cm: Rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. Bush/multistem
*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 Mature Red Oak Quercus Rubra 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.
Multistem means several stems starting very low to the ground. Comparing these with the same age Standard and Half Standard, these are typically shorter as growing several stems takes more effort than one stem.
Standard and Half Standard means lollipop shape. There is a more clear stem with a Standard.
Mature Red Oak Quercus Rubra
A native North American Oak, Red Oak is a real shower of colour in Autumn. One of the most vigorously growing oaks with dark green, finely lobed leaves which change to a glorious colour spectrum of red, yellow and brown before falling during autumn. Not only is this an attractive tree but it also deserves particular merit in its ability to cope with difficult site conditions, however a lime-free soil is a necessity. Again, as with our other oaks, this tree is suited to a large garden and will attain a final height of some 32m (106ft).
Should you require more than one tree then you may want to look at our WHOLESALE OAK TREE section where a single tree from a pack of 100 costs around 82p. Click OAK HEDGING for the obvious hedging section.
What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Red Oak Tree (Quercus rubra)
I shall endeavour to persuade some unsuspecting person to carry out the photographic manoeuvre you suggest.It would be a pleasure to provide a testimonial about the Red Oak tree and indeed it's predecessors, the Salix trees that are now really beginning to enjoy themselves and are gaining height and breadth at a very healthy rate of knots. Will consolidate when photograph is safely in the Brownie. Beannachd leat, Hamish MacLeod. 1018
Hi Alan,The tree was received in good condition and it has been planted in our local country park estate by one of the rangers. Placing the order was simple and the order was received very quickly. We were extremely pleased with the quality of the tree and the advice on the website regarding trees.Thanks again and we hope to do business with you again, Lloyd 0812
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.