General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 40 to 60 feet, to 100 feet
Plant Spread: 40 to 60 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Broadleaf
Fruit: Other: 1 inch long elongated acorn
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Shade Tree
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Monoecious
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Common names
  • English Oak
  • Truffle Oak
  • Pedunculate Oak
  • Oak

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Location: Belarus
Date: 2012-09-30
Oaks on the banks of the Neman River
Location: Thorp Perrow, Yorkshire UK
Date: 2016-05-09
Location: Floors Castle, Scotland UK
Date: 2011-07-21
Location: Thorp Perrow, Yorkshire UK
Date: 2011-09-30
Location: Morpeth, Northumberland UK
Date: 2024-03-13

Date: c. 1865
illustration [of Q. robur on left with Q. robur subsp. robur as Q
Location: Morpeth, Northumberland UK
Date: 2023-08-08
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire UK
Date: 2016-06-06
Location: Nature reserve, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2013-08-30
Location: Morpeth, Northumberland UK
Date: 2016-06-23
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire UK
Date: 2016-05-12
Location: The Ardennes, Belgium
Date: 2016-11-03
Location: Newby Hall, Yorkshire UK
Date: 2022-05-15
Location: Madrid, Spain | April, 2023
Date: 2023-04-08

Date: c. 1788
illustration by Ludwig Pfleger, 1788 http://www.metmuseum.org/art
Location: Nationale Plantentuin Meise (Brussels)
Date: 2018-06-24
Location: My garden
Date: 2021-07-31
Mildew attack
Location: Howick Hall, Northumberland, UK
Date: 2015-05-15
Huge specimen at Howick Hall
Location: The Ardennes, Belgium
Date: 2016-11-03
Location: The Ardennes, Belgium
Date: 2016-11-03
Location: Nationale Plantentuin Meise (Brussels)
Location: Nationale Plantentuin Meise (Brussels)
Date: 2018-06-24
Very young unripe fruit
Location: The Ardennes, Belgium
Date: 2016-11-05
Location: The Ardennes, Belgium
Date: 2016-11-03
Location: The Ardennes, Belgium
Date: 2016-11-03
Location: The Ardennes, Belgium
Date: 2016-11-05
At the top of a calciferous mountain.
Photo by SongofJoy
Location: Nature Reserve Gent, Belgium
Date: 2009-04-22
Emerging new leaves and bloom..:)
Location: Nature reserve, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2012-05-04
Young tree in spring
Location: Levada do Caldeirão Verde - Madeira
Date: 2023-04-22
Location: Levada do Caldeirão Verde - Madeira
Date: 2023-04-22
Location: Levada do Caldeirão Verde - Madeira
Date: 2023-04-22
Location: Morpeth, Northumberland, UK
Date: 2016-05-06
Location: in a park, gent, Belgium
Date: 2007-11-09
Location: The Ardennes, Belgium
Date: 2016-11-03
Location: The Ardennes, Belgium
Date: 2016-11-05
In its natural habitat.
Location: The Ardennes, Belgium
Date: 2016-11-03
Location: The Ardennes, Belgium
Date: 2016-11-03
Location: The Ardennes, Belgium
Date: 2016-11-03
Location: The Ardennes, Belgium
Date: 2016-11-04
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Comments:
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Feb 8, 2019 2:39 PM concerning plant:
    This Common Oak is native to most of Europe, western Asia, and far north Africa. I saw a good number in the wild in forest in southern Germany back in 1981. Every once-in-a-while I come upon a specimen planted at an estate, a public park, or campus in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, or Northeast USA. In the US we usually call it the English Oak. It is a member of the White Oak Group that has rounded, lobed leaves and bears acorns every year. It has crossed with some other North American oaks as the White Oak, The Bur Oak, the Swamp White Oak, and a few others infrequently by itself naturally or by purposeful hybridization at nurseries. There is a large number of cultivars mostly produced in Europe, but a few also in the US. Its leaves are about 2 to 5 inches long by 3/4 to 2.5 inches wide, and the leaves are thicker-more leathery than those of the similar White Oak or other American oaks. The fall color is not good. When a young tree, English Oak grows about 1 1/3 foot/year. It is offered by some large, diverse nurseries. High quality, handsome tree, but a number of similar American oaks work better in America, of course.
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Cobs On August 3, 1996 Obtained plant
Purchased Aug 1996 Redfearn Nurseries. Planted in pool garden along back fence - mid point.
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