2ft Quercus robur | English Oak Tree | 3L Pot

Code: PL9239062
2ft Quercus robur | English Oak Tree | 3L Pot
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2ft Quercus robur | English Oak Tree | 3L Pot

Queen of the landscape and a star contributor to biodiversity

A magnificent addition to any landscape, the Native Oak Tree is widely loved for its broad silhouette, green lobed leaves, and most importantly, its unmatched contribution to our environment. Come autumn, the characteristic acorns will appear - which are a valuable food source for many animals such as squirrels and birds. The fallen leaves are also excellent for biodiversity, while the tree itself will become a home for many more creatures. Able to exceed 12 metres in height, this tree will make a stunning focal point in your garden, and will importantly help the world around you too.

Variety Information

Habit Spreading/branching
Foliage Colour Green, brown in autumn
Flowers? Yes, inconspicuous yellow flowers in spring
Features Abundant green foliage, great for biodiversity, habitat for wildlife.

Size Information

Supplied As 3 litre pot
Height on Arrival Height can vary depending on when you purchase your tree, and what rootstock and variety combination you buy. 61cm (2ft)
Age 2 Years
Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions. 20m (65ft) x 8m (26ft) (Based on 20 - 50 years)
Supplied As Height On ArrivalTitle Supplied By Price Link Image
Bare Root 0.3m Bare Root Primrose-Supplied Tree
£63.99
Primrose £63.99 View Here
3L Pot 0.3m 3L Pot Primrose-Supplied Tree
£29.99
Primrose £29.99 View Here
18L Pot 1.5m 18L Pot Primrose-Supplied Tree
£134.99
Primrose £134.99 View Here
30L Pot 1.8m 30L Pot Primrose-Supplied Tree
£259.99
Primrose £259.99 This Product
Optional Extras
  • Ericaceous Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
    Add +
  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
    Add +
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
    Add +
  • Tree Planting Kit - Tree Stake, Tie and Empathy Rootgrow
    Add +
  • 40cm Polystone Medium Black Round Planter
    Add +
  • 50cm Polystone Large Black Round Planter
    Add +
  • 44cm Terracotta Verona Rolled Rim Planter
    Add +
  • 51cm Terracotta Verona Rolled Rim Planter
    Add +
Selected items will be included with your purchase
Bare root and containerised trees have differing planting requirements, detailed below:
  • Watering: Bare root trees should have their roots soaked in water for up to 2 hours before planting, while with containerised trees, it is important to drench their root ball before planting.
  • Pruning: Another difference is that for bare root trees, it is useful to prune their woody roots back a few inches. However, for containerised trees, you should free any spiralised roots growing around their rootball's circumference.
  • Planting: With bare root trees, you should dig a hole to enable the graft point to be above the soil, while with containerised trees, the pot should sit no lower than an inch below the ground.
Bare root and containerised trees also share planting requirements, detailed below:
  • With both, you should dig a hole that is twice the radius of their rootball. Stake your trees no more than 2 - 3 inches from the stem, and make sure that they are pointing away from the prevailing wind.
  • Fill the planting hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, finishing with fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Take care to not compress the soil.
  • Once you are happy with your efforts, give your tree a generous watering.
  • Add mulch on top (this can be bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould, and stones), and ensure that these do not touch the stem of the tree.
  • Tie the stake to your tree (and leave space for growth), and place a rabbit guard around your tree to protect it from harmful pests.
  • Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. In autumn, remove fallen leaves to prevent the risk of disease. You should also make sure that the ties are not rubbing your tree.

Packaging

We have developed an eco friendly pot that is currently in use across our 9 litre range. This pot has less than 20% of the plastic used by a regular pot, and is importantly recyclable. These pots also prevent root spiralling, encouraging a healthier root system.

All trees arrive in an extra thick cardboard box with a clamp to hold their pot in place. This prevents them from moving around on their journey.

Nursery staff will wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transportation. This extra protection prevents them from drying out, allowing for a flying start. We also use the same specialised box that our potted trees have to keep them nice and secure as they make their way to your home.

A much treasured plant, your Oak Tree will support life more than any other species of tree in the UK. Its growth will likely be excellent providing you follow our planting and care instructions. Below we address some common query topics:

  • Hardiness: Oak trees are native to the UK climate so these mild winters will not affect your tree.
  • Position: Oak trees will happily grow in more shaded locations, and also in full sun. However, we believe that anywhere from full sun to part shade is best.
  • Soil: Soil types can be an unwelcome confusion as many plants will adapt to their conditions. Nonetheless, less than ideal conditions will certainly limit your oak tree's growth. Waterlogged soils will starve your tree of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis; causing its roots to rot and creating an optimal environment for disease. Try to also avoid compressing the soil when planting.

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