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Columnar English Oak Quercus robur 'Fastigiata'

This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

‘Fastigiata’ or upright English Oak is an upright, columnar, deciduous tree that matures into a dense elongated oval shape with a short trunk and makes a striking landscape specimen. It is susceptible to powdery mildew in humid areas and planting in full sun with adequate airflow helps decrease this problem. The cultivar 'Attention' is more resistant and is also columnar. It prefers sun and well-drained soil and adapts to urban conditions readily. Use as a hedge or as a specimen in small areas were wide branching is a concern. Propagation is from seed but doesn't always grow true.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Attention'
Tags:
#sun#small spaces#street tree#hedges#columnar#privacy#salt spray tolerant#deer resistant#acorns#oak tree
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Attention'
Tags:
#sun#small spaces#street tree#hedges#columnar#privacy#salt spray tolerant#deer resistant#acorns#oak tree
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Quercus
    Species:
    robur
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe
    Wildlife Value:
    Mildly resistant to deer damage. Acorns eaten by many birds and mammals.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 50 ft. 0 in. - 60 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 18 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Columnar
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12-24 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Nut
    Fruit Length:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    1-3 in. brown oval acorn
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Catkin
    Insignificant
    Flower Description:
    Male and female flowers are on the same tree. Male pollen flowers in long catkins.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblong
    Obovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Short-stalked, dark green leaves (4-8 inches long) with 3–7 blunt lobes per side are blue-green beneath. Leaves persist into winter.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Surface/Attachment:
    Ridges
    Bark Description:
    The dark brown bark is deeply ridged and furrowed on mature trees
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Current years twigs are reddish-brown
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Patio
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Street Tree
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Pollution
    Salt
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Stomach pain, constipation and later bloody diarrhea, excessive thirst and urination if young leaves or raw acorns eaten.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Gallotannins, quercitrin, and quercitin.
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Fruits
    Leaves