Columnar English Oak (Quercus robur 'Fastigiata')

columnar english oak (14892 bytes)     Columnar English Oak (Quercus robur 'Fastigiata') A native to Europe, this oak is upright and narrowly columnar in form. It grows slowly to 50 to 60 feet in height but only 10 to 15 feet in width and makes a good substitute for lombardy poplar. Prefering full sun, the columnar English oak has moderate water needs and is hardy to zone 4. It tolerates both acidic and alkaline soils.
columnar english oak foliage (7210 bytes) columnar english oak fall foliage (5596 bytes) Foliage consists of alternate, simple leaves, 2 to 5 inches in length. The color is a deep bluish-green. Fall color is yellow when there is any, but most often leaves just turn to brown and are held on the tree well into winter.
columnar english oak acorn (2570 bytes) columnar english oak seed (3950 bytes) Fruit is a small, elongated 1-inch acorn, borne singly and in clusters of up to five.
 columnar english oak bark (4151 bytes) Bark is gray-brown with furrows and ridges.

 

Photos: Judy Sedbrook

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