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Quercus palustris ‘Green Dwarf’

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A rare and very slow growing selection of pin oak, Quercus palustris 'Green dwarf' has a dense, bushy habit and glossy green leaves which turn rich-red and orange in autumn before falling. This is a much smaller than the classic pin oak and is particularly suitable to gardens with limited space.

A fantastic but very slow growing oak. Ideal for patient gardeners.

Supplied Size: 2L deep containers (20 - 30 cm tall)

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Quercus palustris  ‘Green Dwarf’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Quercus palustris  ‘Green Dwarf’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Quercus palustris  ‘Green Dwarf’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Moist yet well drained, fertile soil. Quercus palustris 'Green dwarf' grows well in most areas but will produce its most vivid autumn colour in lime free or acidic soils.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Rate of Growth: Very slow.
Habit: Quercus palustris 'Green dwarf' is effectively a shrub for many years but will eventually grow to be a very small tree with a densely branching, rounded crown.
Height: 2.5 m (8 ft)
Spread: 2.5 m (8 ft)

Plant Finder: about Quercus palustris ‘Green Dwarf’

Common names

Pin Oak 'Green Dwarf', Dwarf Pin Oak


Quercus palustris ‘Green Dwarf’ (Pin Oak 'Green Dwarf'). This dwarfing variety of pin oak has shiny, deeply lobed, bright green leaves which turn bright shades of red and orange in the autumn, before turning brown and being retained on the tree for winter.


This plant shows its brightest colours in acid soils. Shallow rooted, so will need staking.

Interest and use

Grown for its foliage interest.

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Quercus palustris  ‘Green Dwarf’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

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