Turkey Oak, Large Trees

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Shade Partial Shade
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas, Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained, Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky, Poor/Dry
Type Screening

Quercus cerris (Standard)

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  Buy 3 or more bareroot trees and save

SIZES 1-2 3-910+
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Out of Stock - Unavailable this year £89.94Out of Stock - Unavailable this year£74.94Out of Stock - Unavailable this year£69.96
  Prices include VAT(where applicable)



Oak, Turkey - Standard needs...
  • Tree Guards for Standards and established Trees

    Tree Guard, Heavy Duty

    From £4.02

  • Treated Tree Stakes

    Stakes, Tree Planting

    From £5.76

  • Rootgrow Root Stimulant


    From £6.00

  • Tree Planting pack - mulch mat, pegs, stake and tie

    Tree Planting Pack

    From £10.19

Quercus cerris: Bareroot Turkey Oak Trees in Standard Sizes

The Turkey Oak, Quercus cerris, is a grand, spreading tree that makes a handsome specimen for a park or large garden. They have neater, more oval shaped leaves than a native oak and its acorn-cups are covered with green growth, like a thick moss. The autumn colour is a rich bronze-brown that makes a good backdrop for other trees with brighter leaves.
They are vigorous for an Oak, and can reach a height of about 25-30 metres.
Standard trees are the largest size that we deliver; you can also buy younger Turkey Oak 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).


  • Height: 25-30m
  • Soil: Any well drained
  • Vigorous, wind resistant
  • Bareroot delivery only: November-March

Growing Turkey Oaks

This hardy tree thrives in any well-drained soil. It loves chalky soil in general, but may not be wind resistant on shallow chalk rock if its tap root can't find a way down. Otherwise, it is great for exposed coastal locations.

It is shade-tolerant when it is young.

Did You Know?

This European tree's native range is from the South of France through to Turkey, and has been growing wild in Britain for several hundred years. There is a record of it being cultivated in 1735 that suggests that it was already well established here. It is a poor timber tree because it cracks easily, but the dense wood burns very well.

Turkey Oaks host Knopper Gall wasps, which reduce the ability of native oaks to produce viable acorns. This was a big scare in the 1960's, but since then it has become clear that the problem is not as bad as predicted (first time for everything, eh), partly because birds love eating the wasps. Still, the Ministry of Defence has banned them on its property, and turned all of theirs into obstacle courses in the late 1990's.

Other common names: Bitter, Iron, Manna, Mossy-cupped, Austrian, and Wainscot Oak.

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)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Small box

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


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

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


    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

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


    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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