Quercus robur (Common Oak, English Oak) is perhaps the most majestic of the oaks. Very long lived, its hard timber has been used to produce the finest furniture, from ships through to coffins.
A large, imposing, broadly oval tree, heavy-limbed and long-lived. Its deeply grained bark gives year-round appeal and it has an expansive root system which does best on deep, heavy soils.
A wonderful choice for parkland and large estates, it is also good in avenues and wide verges. Quercus robur is a great host for supporting wildlife and its acorns are hidden and distributed by forgetful Jays. Given the right conditions one can expect between three and four summer flushes of growth.
Feel free to contact us to with any queries you may have and we’re always happy to talk about our trees and offer advice. Nursery visits are welcome by appointment.