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Commonly known as Scarlet oak
Deciduous - glossy dark green leaves to 15cm (6in) long, elliptic in shape with deep lobes, ending in bristle-tipped teeth.
Height - 20m (66ft)
Spread - 15m (49ft)
Tree - pale, grey-brown bark in scaly plates. Acorns ovoid to almost spherical.
Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
Additional Features - Good to know - collected from Virginia by Rev. John Banister in 1691 for Bishop of London, Henry Compton and planted at Fulham Palace.
Pests & Diseases - aphids, gall wasps, oak wilt, honey fungus, powdery mildew, bracket fungi.
Place of origin - eastern North America
Hardiness - Fully hardy
Seasonal Interest - Autumn
Soil Conditions - Neutral to acid soil
Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading
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Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Vermin & Pest Control
Essential small tree protection from vermin and strimming. This pack includes 5 x 90cm canes and 5 x 90cm spiral guards. Includes instructions.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5