SelecTree: Tree Detail
UPRIGHT ENGLISH OAK
Quercus robur 'Fastigiata'
Photo Locations: Washington Park Arboretum - Seattle, WA, UC Davis Arboretum - Davis, CA, Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA
Narrow and upright when young. Branches out as it matures.
Erect and requires ample growing space.
Columnar or Conical Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 50 feet.
Width: 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity Greater than 150 years.
Leaves Ovate or Oblong and Lobed, Green, Golden or Yellow or Orange, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Acorn, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter.
Bark Dark Brown or Dark Gray, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 12 and 14 - 21.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Moderate on Coast.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Invasive Shot Hole Borer and Scales, Armillaria, Phytophthora and Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy and Poisonous Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Attracts Birds and Squirrels.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Quercus robur 'Fastigiata' Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 9, 2020.
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