Sessile Oak Sapling Trees

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Misc Wildlife Value
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Acidic, Wet
Type Native
  Buy 11 or more bareroot plants and save

SIZES 1-10 11-5051-250251-10001001+
30/50 cm Bareroot Plenty of Stock£3.00Plenty of Stock£2.40Plenty of Stock£2.10Plenty of Stock£1.95Plenty of Stock£1.80
50/70 cm Plenty of Stock£3.54Plenty of Stock£3.34Plenty of Stock£2.42Plenty of Stock£2.34Plenty of Stock£2.16
  Prices include VAT

Please select the size and quantity of Bareroot plants you would like

£2.60
£3.00
 

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Quercus Petraea Bareroot Trees

Sessile Oak, Quercus petraea, is a big native tree that is good for supporting wildlife. It grows on any soil with decent drainage apart from chalk and thrives on rocky, upland sites with high rainfall. It is shade tolerant and quite slow growing. It can be grown as a large screening tree up to about 30 metres high. It is a good, tall windbreak tree.
The plants on this page are young saplings. You can also buy larger Sessile Oak trees here. Browse all of our other varieties of Oak here.

See our full range of hedging options.

Sessile Oak saplings are only delivered bareroot, during winter (Nov-March).

History & uses of Quercus petraea

In the past, Oak trees were essential to pig farmers, who would feed their herds on the acorns before winter. Oak timber was used extensively in ship building. Sessile Oak is still a valuable timber tree in Europe, with most of the wood being used for furniture and other high quality interior items. Oaks live for a very long time and old trees are able to regenerate after serious damage; some ancient specimens have trunks over 10 metres wide.

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

  • Small Box

    Small box

    (Orders containing only seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to
    1.2m)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroots &
    trees 1.2m+)

    £18.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)

    £60.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £240 inc VAT


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

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