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Quercus palustris ‘Isabel’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A new introduction to the United Kingdom from Holland, this rare oak grows to be a cone shaped, small tree with fiery red and orange autumn colours. It is a larger tree then both Quercus palustris 'Swamp Pygmy' and Quercus palustris 'Green dwarf' and tends towards a dense, bushy habit.

Quercus palustris 'Isabel' is a very attractive and small ornamental tree with glowing autumn colours!

Supplied Size: 2L deep containers

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Quercus palustris  ‘Isabel’ | 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 'Isabel' grows well in most areas but will produce its most vivid autumn colour in lime free or acidic soils.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Rate of Growth: Slow.
Habit: Quercus palustris 'Isabel' is a very small tree with a densely branching, rounded crown.
Height: 3 m (10 ft) - 4 m (13 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)

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Common names

Dwarf Pin Oak


Quercus palustris ‘Isabel’ (Dwarf Pin Oak). This is a dwarf oak with deeply lobed, shiny green leaves, which turn an array of shades from orange to crimson in the autumn.


This tree shows its brightest colours in lime-free soil, although can tolerate neutral soil, as long as it is well drained and fertile.

Interest and use

Grown for it's foliage and dwarfing habit.

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Quercus palustris  ‘Isabel’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

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