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Quercus robur ‘Blue Gnome’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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An interesting dwarf oak, Quercus robur 'Gnome' has dark green sometimes slightly glaucous leaves.

Slow growing and certainly not for instant gratification, this oak is nevertheless handsome once established (although it is probably better to think of it as a shrub in the short term). Due to its small size, Quercus robur 'Gnome' is very suitable for small gardens.

Supplied Size: 2L deep containers (two to three year old plants)

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Quercus robur  ‘Blue Gnome’ | 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 'Gnome' grows to be a shrub or exceptioanlly small, compact tree.
Height: Estimated 2 - 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.5 (5ft) - 2.5 m (8 ft)

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

Plant Finder: about Quercus robur ‘Blue Gnome’

Common names

Quercus robur ‘Gnome’


Quercus robur ‘Blue Gnome’. This cultivar of the English Oak has slightly glaucous leaves and a dwarf or should we say gnome-like habit! Also known as Quercus robur ‘Gnome’.


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

Interest and use

Grown for its foliage and dwarfing habit.

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Quercus robur  ‘Blue Gnome’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

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