Quercus robur 'Purpurea'
  • Quercus robur 'Purpurea'

Quercus robur 'Purpurea'

£35.00

(Purple-leaved English Oak) Quercus robur 'Purpurea' is a rare selection of our native English oak with wonderful, smoky-purple coloured leaves and a densely branching, rounded habit.

This plant is only available in small numbers and is very rarely listed for sale.

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Rare selection of our native English oak with wonderful, smoky-purple coloured leaves and a densely branching, rounded habit. A little slow to grow when young, Quercus robur 'Purpurea' will form a spectacular and colourful ornamental tree given time.


  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Any, fertile soil. Will tolerate damp but well drained ground. Avoid waterlogged areas.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow until established then moderate.
  • Habit: Eventually a small tree with a rounded crown once established.
    • Height: 10 m (32 ft)
    • Spread: 8 m (26 ft)
  • Notes: This oak will grow in light, dappled shade but in such a position will not develop such a strong purple leaf colour.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Leaf Colour - Purple/Red, Honey Fungus Resistant, Rare and Unusual

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