Quercus petraea

Sessile oak, Native oak (bare root 60-90cms)

Price: €2.20

There are two species of native oak tree in Ireland: the Pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) and the Sessile oak (Quercus petraea). The two trees are very similar but have some small differences. The sessile oak has acorns but no stalks attaching them to the twig, and is better on poor or thin soil. It grows to be a large tree and, of all species in Ireland, the oak tree can support the greatest number of species - one study demonstrates that up to 423 species of leaf-eating insects can utilise this tree. Tolerant of most conditions this oak - unlike the pedunculate oak - cannot tolerate waterlogged or wet soil. Oaks make excellent trees for woodlands, for firewood, shelterbelts and in hedgerows.

  • Bare root plants with well developed roots.
  • 60-90 cms tall.
  • November to March only.

Note on delivery: Due to the labour and handling involved, bare root orders can take 3-4 weeks. We email you before delivery so that you will know when to expect delivery. Trees are carefully wrapped and are delivered via DPD couriers. Read more on bare root plants...