This is for a pack of fantastic quality English Oak Plants (Quercus Robur)
English Oak is a large deciduous tree, with circumference of grand oaks from 4 m (13ft) to exceptional 12m (40ft). Majesty Oak with the circumference of 12.2 m (40ft) is the thickest tree in the UK.
Within its native range English oak is valued for its importance to insects and other wildlife. Numerous insects live on the leaves, buds, and in the acorns. English oak also supports the highest biodiversity of insect herbivores of any British plant, over 400 species! The acorns form a valuable food resource for several small mammals and some birds. They are loved by Squirrels who tend to hoard acorns and other nuts in the Autumn. English oak can also be added to a native hedge plant mix.
The plants do not require particularly good soil and will quickly mix to make a dense hedge which is easy to maintain from 3ft upwards. Each plant will grow approximately 25cm each year given average conditions and can be planted in full or partial shade.
Like all bare root plants, English Oak can only be supplied during the dormant planting season which runs from the end of October to the end of March but may be ordered at any time of year to ensure your supply as we may run short of some plants if demand outstrips supply.
Customers in rural areas may wish to protect their plants from rabbits. Please see our section on rabbit guards.
We highly recommend planting with Rootgrow Mycorrhizal gel to ensure that your plants have the best start in life. Rootgrow helps establish a good root system so that your plants are able to absorb all the water and nutrients they need.
We will send you our FREE guide to hedge planting with your order confirmation or this can also be downloaded from our home page.
How to plant:
We recommend that you plant in a single or staggered row at the rate of 5 per metre so just order the number of packs you need for the hedge length you are after! If planting for individual trees plant at 2m+ between each tree
Many apologies but due to a change in plant health law following Brexit, we are currently unable to ship to Northern Ireland. We are working on this and hope to find a solution soon!