Quercus patraea, size Medium, on our nursery
Quercus patraea, size Medium, on our nursery
Lobed foliage and acorns adorning the Quercus patraea
Mature Quercus patraea
Medium Sessile Oak, Cornish Oak, Durmast Oak, Welsh Oak from this batch
Instant Sessile Oak, Cornish Oak, Durmast Oak, Welsh Oak from this batch

Quercus petraea

Sessile Oak, Cornish Oak, Durmast Oak, Welsh Oak

Estimated fully grown height 20m+

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Product Details

Quercus petraea is one of two Oaks that are native to the UK.  It has been designated as the Welsh national tree, hence can be referred to as the Welsh Oak and was awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit in 2002.

The Sessile Oak has leaves that are broad for an Oak and evenly lobed, they are very similar to that of Quercus robur and as such easily confused for the Pedunculate, English Oak.  In autumn time the leaves turn brown before falling, flowers appear as small green catkins in the spring, with the fruit, an acorn, developing over 6 months following this.  The significant differences from the English Oak include leaves that are stalked and acorns that are stalk-less (sessile) and hence the common name.

Quercus petraea also has slightly different soil and climatic preferences to Quercus robur; it is a useful choice for coastal locations and will tolerate acid soils.  It tends to be more prevalent towards the West of the UK where there is higher rainfall.

This lovely tree is a favourite with wildlife, and like the English Oak plays host to an array of different invertebrates and animals.  It is best planted with plenty of space to reach its full potential.  Great for avenues and specimen tree planting.

Mature height: 20m+

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Coastal, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Acidic, Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.