Quercus robur

Common Oak, English Oak, French Oak, Pedunculate Oak, Polish Oak, Slavonian Oak

Estimated fully grown height 20m+

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Quercus robur is a real national treasure, planted extensively throughout England in the lowland forests, this majestic Oak tree can be found across the length and breadth of the UK.

The foliage of this tree is characteristic for oak, deeply lobed and a dark, yet glossy, green, turning to golden brown in the autumn time. Quercus robur is able to hold onto the curled up brown foliage for significant periods through the winter time and in less exposed conditions the leaves can still be seen on the tree in spring when the new foliage emerges.

In the autumn time, this oak tree is adorned with acorns, which is a welcome occurrence for wildlife. As a mature tree the bark becomes deeply grained and gnarly, giving it year round appeal.

Quercus robur is an extremely long lived tree, lasting reportedly over 1000 years. There are many fabulous specimens dotted around the country and the wonderful thing about this tree is many of these specimens are readily available for people to see, simply planted at the edges of parkland, woodland in on the boundary of agricultural fields.

At maturity, this Quercus robur tree has an expansive imposing crown, often spreading as wide as the tree is tall and is accompanied by an equally large root system. This is a tough contender which enjoys the UK climate, thrives on most soils and does particularly well on deep, heavy clay.

A simply stunning specimen for planting in parklands and large gardens and indeed anywhere in the UK where space allows. It is the quintessential avenue tree, offering timeless majesty and tranquillity to any planting scheme with the additional treasure that it offers vast ecological benefit.

Mature height: 20m+

Tree Specification

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

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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.