Selecting Landscape Plants: Shade Trees

English oak (Quercus robur)

Large trees

English oak


  • Maximum height
    60 feet
  • Relative growth rate
    Good
  • Freedom from insect pests
    Good
  • Freedom from disease problems
    Excellent
  • Resistance to storm damage
    Excellent
  • Will grow on poorly drained soil
    Poor
  • Will grow in hot, dry areas
    Good
  • Easy to transplant
    Good
  • Withstands city conditions
    Good

This is a fast-growing, clean tree with few insect and disease problems. The only varieties of English oak generally available in nurseries are the columnar types with a very narrow crown. English oak is one of the best of the columnar trees.