Introduced in the late 1690s the Cork Oak is a native of southern Europe and North Africa so in the UK it is best suited to the warmer south.
Until it gets beyond semi-mature it is often buoyed up by a thick bamboo cane by nurseries to support the weak stem.
Our advice is never accept one unless it is strong enough to support itself.
Widely grown in Spain and Portugal for the wine industry it is resistant to British frosts.
It is a short stemmed wide rounded evergreen tree.
Its thick and craggy bark can provide outstanding interest in a garden and it tends to thrive better on free draining soils.
Mature height: 5-10m
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.