English Columnar Oak


Quercus robur ‘Fastigiata’

  • Landscape Size: 50 to 15’ feet tall and wide
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Uses: Waterwise, Accent Tree, Privacy, Windbreak, Garden
  • Heat Tolerance: High
  • Water: Low-medium water.
  • Growth: 18”-24”
  • Zone 4-8.

If you think your yard is too small for oak trees, think again.
Easy-care trees with outstanding ornamental qualities.

Useful in areas where you don’t have room for wide trees Strong, upright branches develop low on trunk to create a dense columnar tree with deeply grooved bark.
Deep roots, Long-lived. Tolerates extremely dry desert conditions but will grow faster if given deep regularly watering and if soils are improved with the help of Soil Secrets. Grows well in most soils, including alkaline, loamy, sandy, well-drained, and clay soils.

English Columnar Oak (Quercus robur ‘fastigata’) is an upright growing variant of the English Oak with a 700 year life span. English Columnar Oak has upright growth for first 70 years then a spreading canopy. Yellow fall color fading to  chocolate colored leaves that then hang on the tree through winter. This oak has deep roots and can grow 1′ to 2′ annually. Best with regular water. Does well in clay or sandy soils. Hardy to USDA Zone 4.