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Quercus robur ‘Compacta’

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A very slow growing form of our native oak, Quercus robur 'Compacta' has dense clusters of the familiar dark green leaves and a slightly gnarled habit once established.

Quercus robur 'Compacta' is an interesting small oak tree for a garden with limited space but due to its very slow rate of growth is not one for instant gratification!

Supplied Size: 2L deep containers (three year old plants, approx 15 - 25 cm tall)

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Quercus robur  ‘Compacta’ | 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: Any, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Rate of Growth: Very slow
Habit: Quercus robur 'Compacta' grows to be a very small tree with gnarled branches and a rounded crown.
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 2.5 m (8 ft)

Notes: Quercus robur 'Compacta' is slow growing and will take many years to reach the above height.

Plant Finder: about Quercus robur ‘Compacta’

Common names

Compact English Oak


Quercus robur ‘Compacta’ (Compact English Oak). This is a dwarf, slow growing cultivar of the English Oak. Dark green leaves turn a copper yellow in the autumn.


They are fully to frost hardy, and grow in sun or semi-shade in deep, well drained soil.

Interest and use

Grown for its dwarfing habit.

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Quercus robur  ‘Compacta’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

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