Bareroot English Oak Sapling Trees

General Info Wildlife Value
Shade Partial Shade
Area Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Good, Well Drained, Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky
Type Native
  Buy 11 or more bareroot trees and save

SIZES 1-10 11-5051-250251-10001001+
150/175 cm Bareroot Out of Stock £10.80Out of Stock£8.64Out of Stock£7.56Out of Stock£7.02Out of Stock£6.48
30/50 cm Bareroot Out of Stock £1.68Out of Stock£0.98Out of Stock£0.82Out of Stock£0.70Out of Stock£0.53
40/60 cm Bareroot Out of Stock £2.28Out of Stock£1.30Out of Stock£1.13Out of Stock£1.03Out of Stock£0.84
80/100 cm Bareroot Out of Stock £2.88Out of Stock£2.30Out of Stock£2.02Out of Stock£1.87Out of Stock£1.73
  Prices include VAT(where applicable)

OUT OF STOCK

£1.96

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Bareroot English Oak Plants, UK Grown

Quercus robur is a large, slow growing native tree with a stout trunk and a round, fairly low canopy when it is grown in the open. Native Oaks are probably the single best tree for supporting wildlife. Their leaves are eaten by more types of caterpillar than any other British tree, and the deeply ridged bark of the old trees is an excellent home for many other insects. The acorns are a rich source of energy for larger animals that are trying to fatten up during autumn. 

Oak leaves are distinctive, with irregular, wavy lobes. They turn brown and muddy yellow in autumn, which makes a good backdrop for other trees with more vivid autumn colour. The short strings of flowers are inconspicuous, appearing at the same time as the new leaf shoots. The flowers develop into green acorns that take over a year to mature and turn brown, usually leaving behind the little "cup" that attached them to the tree when they fall. 
English Oak is not suitable for a clipped hedge. The plants on this page are young saplings. You can also buy larger English Oak trees along with our  other varieties of Oak here.

This Oak's native range is on moist clay soils; it doesn't tolerate strongly acidic or alkaline sites with shallow chalk.  

English Oak plants are only delivered bareroot, during winter (Nov-Apr.).

Choosing a size: When you are ordering a large quantity of English Oak for a big planting project, we suggest that you buy smaller plants. They are cheaper than large trees, easier to handle and more likely to cope well with poor conditions. All our young trees and shrubs are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).

History & uses

Their familiar looking leaves are used as the National Trust's logo. A durable hardwood tree, Oak was one of the most important timber trees before tropical hardwoods became widely available in Europe. The quality of oak's timber is determined very much by the soil it grows on. Oak trees that grow on poor, acidic soil with high sand or gravel content tend to have the worst timber, developing internal cracks known as shakes. It is thought that the oldest Oak trees in Britain (some are about 1,000 years old) are found on poor soil because they weren't worth cutting down for their wood. Quercus was the Roman word for Oak and robur means hard and strong, as in robust.

Botanical names: Quercus robur, Quercus pedunculata 
Common Names: British Oak, English Oak, Common Oak, Pedunculate Oak

  • 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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