Quercus robur Fastigiata Group
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: any deep, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: slow-growing
- Flowering period: May to June
- Flower colour: insignificant male and female flowers in separate trees
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A lovely oak with upright growth when young, broadening out to a columnar-shaped tree as it gets older. It has dark green, irregular, rounded-lobed leaves and clusters of egg-shaped acorns in autumn. A smaller variety than the common oak, it is well suited to medium-sized gardens and looks lovely in formal plantings.
- Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter. When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost.