English Oak

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Classic, Sculptural, Adaptable English Oak

  • Rugged, Gorgeous Oak Tree
  • Long-Lived
  • Stout, Furrowed Trunk
  • Spreading, Rounded Canopy
  • Charming Specimen
  • Magnificent Shade Tree
  • Outstanding Wildlife Food Source
  • In the White Oak Family
  • Instantly Recognizable, Shallow-Lobed Oak Leaves
  • Very Dark-Green Foliage With Blue Overcast
  • Deep Roots
  • Once Mature, Tolerates Periodic Drought
  • Can Be Grown in Acidic and Moderately Alkaline Soils
  • Mature Size Varies on Local Conditions

Create a fairy tale on your property with the romance of English Oak (Quercus robur). This enduring tree is evocative of the days of yore, when magic filled the air.

No wonder, as these special trees live for many hundreds—if not thousands—of years. They develop into a spectacular specimen.

Picnic under their broad, spreading canopy. In open areas, the sturdy, textured trunk remains short, while the wide, rounded canopy grows large.

Make a statement on your property with these incredible trees. Whether you are Mr. Darcy, or Elizabeth; English Oak adds just the right touch of drama, without becoming "high brow".

Blue-green, lobed leaves give cover, shelter and shade. Mature English Oaks hold acorns on long stalks, which are much appreciated by wildlife.

Rugged and very adaptable, English Oak is a good choice for heavy soils that drain well. It tolerates periodic drought, once established.

The mature size is dependent on your local conditions. Ideally, English Oak performs best in moist, well-drained soils, and can reach maximum size there.

But they are tough enough to handle a bit of drought, and can be grown successfully in moderately alkaline soils, as well. From the ancient Oaks of Britain, to the windswept plains of Kansas, this tree is a testament to endurance.

Perhaps you love the collected works of Shakespeare, or fancy yourself a dedicated Anglophile. Could be that you've simply fallen head over heels in love with their charismatic good looks.

The stately English Oak is a meaningful tree to add to your property. We're proud to offer our expertly grown trees for sale.

Order your English Oak today!

How to Use English Oak Tree in the Landscape

Enjoy the beautiful form as a single specimen. Plan for the largest height and spread listed on the Plant Highlights.

Engaging English Oaks beg for a creative touch. Could you bring in a large stone table and outdoor chairs to use as a permanent picnic area?

Plant one on the south or southwest of your property. Plan to install outdoor seating in its shade.

As a young tree, you can easily "sculpt" the tree to custom-fit your site. Perhaps a low branch could be allowed to grow near the ground as a natural seat.

Cover a nearby gazebo with climbing Roses, sited where you can sit and study the bucolic grace of your amazing, sculptural tree. Include a waterproof box to store your latest novel, or blank notebook and pens.

Pair them with other Oaks in a collection on a large property. Or, create a pastoral setting with a mixed planting of many diverse species.

Birch, Beech and disease-resistant Elm and Ask would make wonderful companions in a naturalized landscape. Plant an English Oak as a fantastic deciduous accent in front of a mature, evergreen windbreak.

After English Oaks reach maturity, they'll provide an invaluable acorn mast In a wildlife area. Add them to productive Food Forests.

You could even cherish it as a large-scale backdrop. Add a traditional Knot Garden, with plenty of fragrant Lavender to its sunny side.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Give English Oak full sun, where it will get at least six hours of sunlight. It adapts to many types of well-drained soils, even clay.

Cover the root system with a three-inch layer of pine bark or pine straw mulch. Then, pull the mulch back from the trunk at least six inches.

Carefully water your young tree to get it established in your soil. Even though these are robust plants that can survive periodic drought, we recommend giving them a regular schedule of water in dry weather.

Feed them an annual fertilizer designed for acid-loving trees. Please follow the application rates on the label.

If needed, you can prune any broken branches or train up the canopy in late winter. Plan out your pruning cuts before you start.

Give your English Oak a name, or leverage its appealing strength of character as a namesake for your property. Start your own legacy, place your order for English Oak trees now.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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English Oak Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Quercus robur
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 40 - 70 feet
Mature Spread 40 - 60 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant No