Scientific Name: Quercus robur
Common Name: English oak
Family Name: Fagaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: > 30m x 15 - 25m (height x width)
Habit: Irregular, Spreading, Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Screening, Shade tree, Specimen plant, Wildlife food, Wind break
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Alternate, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Elliptic, Obovate, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Catkin (ament), Green-yellow, Mar-Apr
Fruit: Edible, Nut, Brown, Sep-Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Leaves mid-green, most obovate, lobes shallow and rounded (never more than half-way to midrib or pointed), leaf blade narrows toward the petiole (sinus more open and not as deep as in Garry oak), most 12-15cm long x 5-8cm wide when mature, pedicels 2-6mm long; catkins with peduncles up to 12cm long; acorns oval, 2-3cm long. Winter ID: branching upright (45 degree angle); twigs greenish; buds chubby, ovoid, 2-6mm long, brown, scales fringed with short hairs; leaf scars with 5 or more vein scars; terminal buds clustered.