(Sessile Oak) Native to the UK, Quercus petraea grows to be a very handsome large, branching tree with large, leathery, lobed dark green leaves on long stalks.
Native to the UK, Quercus petraea grows to be a large, branching tree with large, leathery, lobed dark green leaves on long stalks. mature trees develop deep grooves in the bark. Masses of stalkless acorns once established.
Very handsome large tree once established, beneficial for native wildlife and most suitable for areas with plenty of space.
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Moist yet well drained, fertile soil. Quercus petraea grows well in acid or lime free soils.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Rate of Growth: Sometimes slow initially then moderate to vigorous once settled down.
- Habit: Upright in the short term, eventually developing into a large tree with a rounded crown.
- Height: up to 20 - 25 m (65 - 85 ft)
- Spread: 12 - 15 m (40 - 65 ft)
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Light Shade
- Eventual Size
- Tree - Large (15m+), Tree - Medium (8m - 15m)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Damp/Wet, Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Acid, Site: Coastal Areas
- Special Features
- Honey Fungus Resistant, Wildlife Friendly - Birds, Wildlife Friendly - Bees, Screening/Hedge