Columnar English Oak (Quercus robur fastigiata)
Quercus robur ver. fastigiata, the Columnar English Oak is an excellent garden and farm tree, ideal for screening and lining driveways and boundaries without occupying large swathes of land. The branching habit of the columnar form differs from the typical species in that it has branches that ascend at a sharp angle instead of assuming the broad right-angled branching of the typical species.
This results in a tree that can grow well over 20m tall but only 4m to 5m wide. It is an easy-to-grow tree that grows fast for an oak. A tree of significant landscape size can be produced in 10 years; a real specimen can be had in 20.
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