Taller options available for some trees. Please use the contact us page stating species, height range and postcode for more info.
Red Oak Tree (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
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).
Red Oak (Quercus rubra) is supplied at a height of between 1.2m and 2.4m in a 5-15L 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.
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 £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.
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.
UK Grown Ornamental TreesClimate Change
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy. 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.