Quercus nigra - summer leaves
  • Quercus nigra - summer leaves

Quercus nigra

£28.00

(Water Oak) Quercus nigra is an unusual, medium sized, deciduous oak in the UK with irregular, glossy, dark green leaves in spring / summer which turn pleasing shades of yellow before falling.

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A native to North America, Quercus nigra is a deciduous oak in the UK, with irregular, glossy, dark green leaves in spring / summer which turn pleasing shades of yellow before falling. In warmer areas, the leaves can hold on until early winter before dropping from the tree.

A medium sized tree eventually once established, Quercus nigra is hardy but will generally grow best if planted in a sunny position with some shelter from strong wind.


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Any fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Medium sized branching tree with a rounded, spreading crown once established.
    • Height: 15 m (50 ft)
    • Spread: 10 m (32 ft)
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How Much Sun
Partial or Dappled Shade, Full Sun
Mature Size
Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Acid
Special Features
Leaf Shape - Unusual or Large, Autumn Colour

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