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Sessile Oak

Quercus petraea

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Also known as

Durmast Oak, Welsh Oak, Cornish Oak, Irish Oak, Oak

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

35m

Max

25m

12m

Min

8m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Sessile Oak Overview

Quercus petraea is commonly known by the names Sessile Oak, Welsh Oak, Cornish Oak and Irish Oak, amongst others. Originating from Europe, the Sessile Oak is a great wildlife tree, providing habitat to a range of species. It is a large, hardy, deciduous tree species from the Fagaceae family. The distinctive wavy, edged, lobed leaves can reach up to 15cm long, they are produced on long stalks and display attractive autumn colouration, changing from dark green to orange and brown. It forms a broad, rounded crown with age, flowers are not showy, coloured green-yellow and arranged on hanging catkin structures. The blooms are wind-pollinated, female flowers develop into green acorns, which ripen to brown. Grow in full sun to partial shade, in moist, well-draining soil.

Common problems with Sessile Oak

How to propagate Sessile Oak

Seed

Grafting

Grafting in late winter.

Special features of Sessile Oak

Autumn colour

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Sessile Oak

Specimen. Suitable for coastal conditions.