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Buy Quercus robur common oak: Handsome large British native oak

This tree is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: any deep, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A majestic tree with dark green, irregular, rounded-lobed leaves and clusters of neat acorns sitting in nobbly cups. Oaks are steeped in history, hiding legendary figures, such as Robin Hood and King Charles II in their sizeable trunks. Known for their large size and longevity, they should be planted for prosperity. They tolerate most soils, except shallow soil, and in large gardens and parks are ideal as specimen trees.

  • 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 in the planting hole.

  • Pets: Harmful if eaten

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Hello I have a large oak tree in my garden. Around the trunk and roots there is bare earth where nothing but dandelions grow. Can you suggest any form of low plant cover that would be happy to live directly under an oak tree? Something which flowers would be nice, if possible. Thank you


Hello, The dry, shady conditions beneath a well-established oak will be very difficult for the vast majority of plants, and even the toughest will need to be kept really well fed and watered if they are to survive. If however you would like to try, then here are some of the best. Ajuga http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.ajuga/sort.0/ Luzula nivea http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/luzula-nivea/classid.2002/ Liriope http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.liriope/sort.0/ Pachysandra http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/pachysandra-terminalis/classid.3288/


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