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Quercus robur x turbinella (English Oak Sonoran Scrub Oak Hybrid seed) Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.
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Quercus robur

var. x Purpurea

Purple English Oak

  • Quercus robur var. x Purpurea

Please select the quantity desired, and we will advise availability and price as soon as possible.

Details

Min. hardiness zone:
5
Item ID:

No Export to These Countries

New Zealand

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days , or until radicle emergence
Germination
Germination: sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification 

Looking for a unique and stunning addition to your garden or landscaping? Look no further than the Quercus robur var. x Purpurea Purple English Oak. This tree is a cross of two very different oaks, resulting in seedlings that may exhibit traits of either parent or both. Watching them grow and discovering their unique features will be a fun and exciting adventure.

Quercus robur is known for being a large deciduous tree, reaching heights of 25-35 meters (and sometimes even up to 50 meters). It is commonly cultivated as an ornamental tree in temperate regions around the world, and is also planted for forestry, producing long-lasting and durable heartwood that is in high demand for interior and furniture work.

This particular variety of Quercus robur, the Purple English Oak, is especially striking. Its deep purple foliage upon emergence in the spring will have all eyes on it. As the season progresses, the leaves will turn more green but retain a hint of red, making it a stunning addition to any landscape.

In addition to being visually striking, Quercus robur supports a high level of biodiversity. It is a valuable food resource for several small mammals and some birds, and hosts over 400 species of insect herbivores.

While the Purple English Oak will be a smaller specimen than the species at maturity, it is still a very large tree. And with the potential for unique and interesting traits, this tree is sure to add a fascinating element to any garden or landscape. Please note that as these are seeds from a grafted variety, there is a possibility that the seedlings may not be true to name.

So why wait? Order your Quercus robur var. x Purpurea Purple English Oak today and start enjoying its natural beauty and unique qualities!

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