English Oak, Large Trees

General Info Wildlife Value
Shade Partial Shade
Area Exposed Windy Areas, Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained, Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky
Type Native, Screening

Quercus robur (Standard)

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  Buy 3 or more bareroot trees and save

SIZES 1-2 3-910+
200/250 cm Bareroot OUT OF STOCK £69.96OUT OF STOCK£64.98OUT OF STOCK£59.94
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Out of Stock £89.94Out of Stock£74.94Out of Stock£69.96
8/10cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Sold out for the season £124.98Sold out for the season£104.40Sold out for the season£94.44
  Prices include VAT(where applicable)

OUT OF STOCK

£44.75

Oak, English - Standard needs...
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Quercus robur: Bareroot Native Oak Trees in Standard Sizes

Quercus robur, the Common or Pedunculate Oak, is an enormously strong tree with spreading branches; old oaks are often a bit wider than they are tall. It has distinctive, deep green lobed leaves and short strings of light green, wind-pollinated flowers in spring that ripen into acorns.
They can reach a height of about 25 metres.

You can also buy Common Oak as smaller saplings.
Browse our other Oak tree varieties, or all of our trees.

Delivery season: Oak trees are delivered bareroot during late autumn and winter, approximately November-March inclusive.
Choosing a size: Small trees are cheaper, easier to handle and more forgiving of less than ideal aftercare, so they are best for a big planting project. If instant impact is your priority, or if you are only buying a few plants for use in a place where it is convenient to water them well in their first year, then you may as well use bigger ones. All our bareroot trees are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).

Features:

  • Height: 25m
  • Soil: Well drained to dry
  • Native, superb for wildlife
  • Bareroot delivery only: November-March

Growing Common Oaks

Oak will grow in most soils, tolerates a bit of damp, and loves rich clay. Young oak trees are shade-tolerant and can take their time growing up into the sunlight. They are often interplanted with fast-growing conifers.

The Sessile Oak is a better choice for rocky hillsides with sharper drainage and higher altitude.

Did You Know?

Quercus is Latin for oak, and robur, as in robust, refers to the strength of the wood.

A mature native oak is probably the single best tree for supporting wildlife, playing host to over 400 insect species and attracting jays. The bark of older trees is deeply ridged and provides a home or place to lay eggs for insects. The acorns are eaten by all sorts of animals, and pigs love them. Pollarding trees used to be a common practice to provide easily accessible firewood and fodder for animals.

Oak timber is excellent and was prized for ship-building in the past, and is still in demand for furniture and the interiors of houses: you can't beat an oak floorboard. 

Then here’s to the oak, the brave old oak,
Who stands in his pride alone;
And still flourish he, a hale green tree,
When a hundred years are gone!

Standard trees are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level: their trunk's waist measurement. Unlike sapling trees and hedge plants, standards aren't measured by their height, which will vary quite a bit both between and within species.
So, a 6/8cm standard tree has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8cm and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10cm around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
On average, standard trees are 2-3.5 metres tall when they arrive, but we cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)

    £19.80

    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)

    £75.00

    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.


Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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