Quercus robur, Deciduous
As its name implies, English oak is native to England and actually occurs throughout much of Europe extending into western Siberia, attesting to its tough and adaptable nature.
Where To Grow
Though it is clearly more at home in the eastern part of Nebraska, English oak has been growing successfully in communities across the state for many decades.
Size at Maturity
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The tree somewhat resembles bur oak in form and
stature, though it is typically more upright when young with an oval canopy as it matures. Its glossy leaves, resembling a smaller
version of white oak, turn a tan-brown in fall and can be retained throughout much of the winter, especially on young trees. The
acorns are distinctively long and narrow (resembling a finger) and are the only ones found in Nebraska that occur on a stalk
Over the centuries, numerous cultivated varieties have been developed including several columnar types known collectively as upright English oak (Quercus robur var. fastigiata) some of which are extremely narrow.