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English Oak HedgeQuercus Robur

Oak - English

English Oak HedgeQuercus Robur

From: 1.99
English Oak is incredibly iconic in terms of English countryside heritage and an age old favourite native species. When grown as a hedge, English Oak forms a strong and resilient hedge supporting an abundance of wildlife and will add a timeless and quintessentially English look to your garden.Click here for more information.More Information
  • 12 Month Plant Guarantee
  • Fast Growth Rate
  • Blue Flowers
  • Deciduous
  • Native
  • Planting Conditions: Suitable for all soil types - moist but well-drained, full sun to partial shade situated in inland or exposed sites.
  • Growth Rate: Fast growth rate, expect 40-60cm per year
  • Height: Easily maintained at 1-4m but will grow much higher if desired

Step 1 - Select Root Type:

Bare Root

Bare Root

Pot Grown

Pot Grown

Root Ball

Root Ball

Instant Hedging

Instant Hedging

Step 2 - Select Size & Quantity:

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Height
cm
Price
inc VAT
Planting Density
Quantity
English Oak 40/60cm bare root Monterey Cypress 'Goldcrest' 20/40cm 2L pot (Pre-order Nov-20)
2.39
5 to 7per metre
English Oak 30/50 Cell Grown
1.99
5 to 7per metre
English Oak 60/90cm bare root
2.99
5 to 7per metre
English Oak 80/100cm bare root
4.79
5 to 7per metre
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Product Details
Product Details

English Oak Hedge Plants Description

The classic English Oak is a hugely popular, deciduous, native species. It features multi-lobed deep green leaves on short stems which grow in clusters on its gently twisting branches. It provides rich autumn colour when its dark green foliage turns yellow and burnt orange and begins to fall to the ground.

Quercus robur trees are also a food source and natural habitat to more species of British wildlife than an other native tree, especially when acorn production begins. Even the fallen leaves, when breaking down into leaf mould, support a myriad of insect and fungi species whilst the acorns provide food for woodland mammals such as deer, squirrels and even the oocasional badger!

English Oaks have a spreading form and would be expected to reach a height and spread of 10 x 6m over 20 years unless specifically grown as a hedge. English Oak will grow well in all but the wettest of soils, even being lime tolerant, and will grow in most locations, sheltered or exposed, except deep shade. As a tree it can eventually reach up to 40 metres in height, but this can take between 20 and 50 years to achieve. English Oak plants are however perfect for hedging as they produce tap roots early in life, which means they do not steal moisture and nutrients from the surrounding plants.

Prices shown are the price per plant. Recommended planting densities are shown but this is very much a matter of choice and you can increase or reduce the density depending on your level of patience. See also our Advice section on Planting Density.

Further Information
Further Information

You’ll see our recommended planting densities for each size and root type listed in the product grid. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long you’re willing to wait to see your finished hedge. As a rough indication bare roots can be planted at anything from 3 to 7 per metre and cell grown between 4 and 6 - the higher densities here would need to be planted in a double staggered row or zig-zag.

Pruning Advice
Pruning Advice

English Oak does not require much pruning but any wayward shoots should be trimmed whilst the plant is dormant in late Autumn.

Delivery & Returns
Delivery & Returns

Free delivery is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:

Packaging TypeStandard Delivery ChargeMinimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery
Small Box (Bare Roots up to 1.2m)12 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)12 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)18 delivery charge (orders up to 120 incl VAT)Orders of 120 and over - FREE
Pallet (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)60 delivery charge (orders up to 240 incl VAT)Orders of 240 and over - FREE

There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page

It's Quick! - most orders are despatched within 3-5 working days!! (Some trees can be 7-10 days see product pages for info.)

Next Day Delivery is Available - We can offer next day delivery on eligible species and sizes for an additional £12 incl VAT. Call 01257 263 873 to find out if your order is eligible.

It's Convenient - no need to wait in all day to sign, we don't need a signature (the odd, larger order may require a signature but will be delivered at a mutually agreeable time)

It's Tried & Tested - we use only couriers who have shown consistency in their efficiency & care

* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after any discounts have been applied.

Hedges Direct 12 Month Plant Guarantee

Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page for full details.
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