Quercus robur 'Skyrocket'
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Height: 50 feet
Spread: 10 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Other Names: Truffle Oak
An extremely beautiful tall tree with a narrowly columnar habit of growth, ideal for articulation or formal screening in the home landscape; extremely tough and adaptable, faster growing than other oaks
Skyrocket English Oak has dark green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. However, the fruit can be messy in the landscape and may require occasional clean-up.
Skyrocket English Oak is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It is a good choice for attracting squirrels to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Skyrocket English Oak is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Skyrocket English Oak will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 150 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!
This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.