Columnar English Oak

Quercus robur 'Fastigiata'

Narrow, upright branches as a young tree, a broader pyramidal form with age. Dark green leaves hold color into fall before dropping. Attractive garden tree or mass in rows along avenues. Deciduous.
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Water regularly, when top 3" of soil is dry. Once well established, needs only occasional deep watering.

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Botanical PronunciationKWER-kus ROH-ber fas-tih-jee-AY-tuh
LoreThis is the ancient oak species of England, it's oldest specimens once venerated by the Druids as oracles.
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower to 50 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasThis form is excellent for spaces between the fronts of multistory buildings to soften corners and screen off sideyard. May be planted in a sizeable windrow on larger properties or used as a visual screen for unsightly land uses. Upright form is a problem solver for large institutional sites.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorDark Green
Growth HabitColumnar
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseWindbreak
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureFall Color, Naturalizes Well, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3" of soil is dry. Once well established, needs only occasional deep watering.
Companion PlantsWitch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is a good shrub for yellow fall color and blossoms. For yellow blooms in summer, plant a row of Sunburst Hypericum (Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst') in front of theoak. For berried winter interest with the planting, try Blue Girl and Blue Boy Holly (Ilex x meservaeae 'Blue Girl,' 'Blue Boy').

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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