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Quercus robur ‘Irtha’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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An interesting and rare oak, Quercus robur 'Irtha' has oddly shaped, congested, nearly crimped, dark green leaves. The leaves are something of an acquired taste, but nevertheless a 12+ year old specimen in our gardens is very striking.

Slow growing and eventually a very small tree in time.

Supplied Size: 2L deep containers (30 - 50 cm tall)

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Quercus robur  ‘Irtha’ | 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: Moderate.
Habit: Quercus robur 'Irtha' grows to be a very small branching tree.
Height: up to 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)

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Common names

English Oak 'Irtha'


Quercus robur ‘Irtha’ (English Oak 'Irtha'). This oak has very deeply incised, yellow-green speckled, dark green leaves which grow in congested whirls along the branch.


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 interest.

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Quercus robur  ‘Irtha’ | 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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Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
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