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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

QUERCUS

Commonly known as Oak

Genus of about 530 species of deciduous, semi-evergreen or evergreen trees and shrubs in the beech family widely distributed in woodland and scrub in the northern hemisphere extending to tropical latitudes.

Because of land use changes and climate change many species are under acute threat. In the highlands of Mexico, Central America and the northern Andes forests have been cleared to make coffee plantations and cattle ranching. Pine forests are invading oak in the Indian Himalayas because of temperature rise.

In the UK, Phytopthora ramorum (so-called sudden oak death), a bacterium thought to cause acute oak decline and the oak processionary moth, which causes defoliation, are all modern threats.

Represented in the UK by 2 natives, Sessile or Durmast (Q. petraea), stalked leaves and unstalked acorns and English or Pedunculate (Q. robur) with very short stalks on leaves and long stalks on acorns.

Two other oaks commonly seen are the holm oak (Q. ilex), evergreen, and the Turkey oak (Q. cerris) which was introduced, mistakenly, as a source of good timber.

 

 

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
  • Tree - some give excellent autumn colour. Male catkins followed by female acorns
  • Full sun - evergreen species prefer full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - grown for habit and foliage. Best in parkland or large garden
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, gall wasps, oak wilt, honey fungus, powdery mildew, bracket fungi.
  • Place of origin - widely distributed northern hemisphere
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -

Buy Varieties of QUERCUS

QUERCUS cerris

QUERCUS cerris  >


Commonly known as: Bitter oak, Turkey oak.
Multibuy
Pot grown individually £8.50 each, 10+ £8.00 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

QUERCUS coccinea

QUERCUS coccinea  >


Commonly known as: Scarlet oak.
excellent autumn colour
Grafted £35.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

QUERCUS dentata 'Sir Harold Hillier'

QUERCUS dentata 'Sir Harold Hillier'  >


Commonly known as: Daimio oak, Daimyo oak.
Large green leaves which turn brown in the autumn and hold on the tree all winter
£40.00 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

QUERCUS ilex

QUERCUS ilex  >


Commonly known as: Evergreen oak, Holm oak.
Evergreen oak, excellent for windy or coastal conditions
Multibuy
Small individually £10.50 each, 10+ £9.50 each
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Multibuy
Large individually £30.00 each, 10+ £27.50 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

QUERCUS imbricaria

QUERCUS imbricaria  >


Commonly known as: Shingle oak.
Long narrow oval leaves. Rich autumn colours
£30.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

QUERCUS insignis

QUERCUS insignis  >


Commonly known as: Oak.
This Mexican species produces its attractive pink secondary new growth in the autumn and therefore needs a very sheltered frost free location to get established
£40.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

QUERCUS myrsinifolia

QUERCUS myrsinifolia  >


Commonly known as: Oak.
Small and compact tree with dark green leaves which are paler beneath. Used as a windbreak at Caerhays
£16.00 each
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QUERCUS phillyreoides

QUERCUS phillyreoides  >


Commonly known as: Oak.
Rare evergreen oak with oval leathery glossy green leaves and bronze-tinted new growth
£16.00 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

QUERCUS robur

QUERCUS robur  >


Commonly known as: Common oak, English oak, Pedunculate oak.
Multibuy
Pot grown 2-3ft individually £8.50 each, 10+ £8.00 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

QUERCUS robur 'Concordia'

QUERCUS robur 'Concordia'  >


Commonly known as: Common oak, English oak, Pedunculate oak.
Golden oak - leaves suffused golden yellow in spring and summer
Grafted £30.00 each
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QUERCUS rubra

QUERCUS rubra  >


Commonly known as: Red oak.
excellent autumn colour
Whip £16.50 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.
Small H/Std £55.00 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

QUERCUS rhysophylla 'Maya'  AWARD

QUERCUS rhysophylla 'Maya'  >


Commonly known as: Loquat-leaf oak.
A hardy Mexican oak with attractive downy reddish new growth maturing to a bullate glossy green
£35.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

QUERCUS x schuettei 'Silver Shadow'

QUERCUS x schuettei 'Silver Shadow'  >


Commonly known as: Schuette's oak.
Green leaves which are silvery on the reverse
£35.00 each
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock

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