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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.

Some deciduous species give excellent autumn colour.

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 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
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grown for habit and foliage. Best in parkland or large garden
    Place of origin
    Widely distributed northern hemisphere
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    Can be harmful to pets if eaten
Quercus - Care Guide
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
Trees - Care Guide

Buy Varieties of QUERCUS

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QUERCUS acutissima

QUERCUS acutissima

Japanese chestnut oak, Sawtooth oak

chestnut-like leaves which persist into winter

 
£30.00 each 
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QUERCUS 'Belle d'Aquitaine'

QUERCUS 'Belle d'Aquitaine'

Oak

red new shoots. Deep orange to red autumn colour

 
Grafted
£40.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
QUERCUS buckleyi

QUERCUS buckleyi

Texas red oak

leaf margined heavily divided. Brilliant red or yellow autumn colour

 
Grafted
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£40.00 each 
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QUERCUS cerris

QUERCUS cerris

Bitter oak, Turkey oak

 
Pot grown
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individually £12.50 each , 10+ £11.00 each 
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QUERCUS coccinea

QUERCUS coccinea

Scarlet oak

excellent autumn colour

 
Grafted
£35.00 each 
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QUERCUS ilex

QUERCUS ilex

Evergreen oak, Holm oak

evergreen oak, excellent for windy or coastal conditions

 
Small
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individually £15.00 each , 10+ £14.00 each 
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Large
£80.00  
QUERCUS laurifolia

QUERCUS laurifolia

Oak

rounded tree with long-lasting foliage, bronze when young

 
£35.00 each 
QUERCUS macrocarpa

QUERCUS macrocarpa

Bur oak, Mossy cup oak

yellow autumn colour, large acorns

 
£20.00 each 
QUERCUS myrsinifolia

QUERCUS myrsinifolia

Oak

small and compact tree with dark green leaves which are paler beneath. Used as a windbreak at Caerhays

 
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£17.50 each 
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QUERCUS palustris

QUERCUS palustris

Pin oak, swamp Spanish oak

Deeply lobed leaves. Good autumn colour.

 
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£15.00  
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QUERCUS petraea

QUERCUS petraea

Cornish oak, durmast oak, Irish oak, sessile oak, Welsh oak

(syn. Q. sessiliflora). Lobed dark green leaves.

 
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£15.00  
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QUERCUS phillyreoides

QUERCUS phillyreoides

Oak

rare evergreen oak with oval leathery glossy green leaves and bronze-tinted new growth

 
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£16.50 each 
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QUERCUS pontica

QUERCUS pontica

Armenian oak, Pontine oak

shrubby or round-headed tree. Stout, reddish shoots

 
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£35.00 each 
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QUERCUS robur

QUERCUS robur

Common oak, English oak, Pedunculate oak

 
Pot grown
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£75.00  
QUERCUS robur 'Concordia'

QUERCUS robur 'Concordia'

Common oak, English oak, Golden oak, Pedunculate oak

young leaves suffused golden yellow in spring and early summer

 
Grafted
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Useful extras...

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

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Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

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Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

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)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

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All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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