English Oak (Quercus robur)

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This large spreading English Oak (Quercus robur) is one of our favourite ornamental trees at the home of Heritage Fruit Trees. A young sapling when we moved here has grown into a grand shade tree favoured by visiting grandchildren to climb. We wished we had planted 50 around our property when we moved here.

The broad reaching branches can be left from ground level or pruned at the trunk to allow access under the tree.The new lobed leaves in spring are bright green and then darken as the season progresses. In autumn, they turn yellow and brown before falling. Acorns ripen in summer. A great long-lived tree for large gardens, farms, paddocks, and parks. Drought tolerant once established and tolerates most soil types.

• Uses: ornamental tree, shade tree, specimen tree
• Size: 20 metres high x 20 metres wide depending on conditions
• Features: shade, fire-resistant, building timber