Quercus phellos, size Instant, on our nursery
Quercus phellos, size Instant, on our nursery
The willow like leaves of Quercus phellos from which is takes it common name
Willow Leaved Oak planted to line a street in Chicago
Autumn foliage of Quercus phellos
Large Willow Leaved Oak from this batch

Quercus phellos

Willow Leaved Oak

Estimated fully grown height 17-22m

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Product Details

This tree has been around in the UK since the mid 1700s but remains rare and in the domain of arboretums and estates.

Long thin willow like leaves set it apart from its oak family and it’s only when acorns are set in the autumn do you recognize its origins.

Quercus phellos prefers a free draining fertile soil with plenty of volume to spread its root system. It is constrained by low soil volumes in urban tree pits so never makes a good tree in this environment.

Its leaves turn an orange / yellow in the autumn before leaf fall, the best autumn colour comes from trees planted in neutral to acid land. 

Quercus phellos develops a broad crown at maturity making it loo large for a garden tree. Ideally give it a 20 metre spacing from other trees and watch it develop over the next two hundred years.

Mature height: 12-17m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
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.