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13Jan 2016


Distinctive oak trees lend the landscape character

With its distinctive tree crown the oak is a queen among the deciduous trees. It’s characterised by widely spread, gnarled branches, which are especially pronounced in the older trees. And the oak can get very old!

The English Oak lives for up to 1300 years. The oak takes its time growing. In the beginning, the crown develops much more quickly than the trunk. It’s only after a good few years that the tree starts growing properly upwards. Together with the American sweet-gum, the wych elm, the common ash, the maple-leaved plane, the white poplar and the large-leaved linden, the English oak is one of the highest deciduous trees in Europe.

With the right location, you can exert a great influence on how big the tree will end up being. Our Lorberg tree nursery experts would be happy to explain to you how you can cultivate this giant tree. Just make an appointment on +49 (0)33233 840.


Slender cypress oaks look good in town

The cypress oak Quercus robur “Fastigiata“ und “Fastigiata Koster“ are slender derivatives of the English oak. They develop a thickly branched, cone-shaped crown. The side branches don’t grow out horizontally as with the generic English oak, but in a wonderfully taut upwards direction. For this reason the cypress oak makes for a good solitary or row tree, perfect for being planted along streets and roads. And as expected with Lorberg plants, these beautiful trees are resistant to urban climates. Heat, wind, dust and dryness have no chance with our cypress oak.


Wintergreen works too

Lorberg offers the most important oak types that are native to Europe. The red oak (Quercus rubra) with its cone-shaped and rounded crowns, has been used - and loved - in parks for centuries due to its beautiful, red autumn colours. And also in the Lorberg product range: The English oak (Quercus robur), pin oak (Quercus palustris), sessile oak (Quercus petraea) and Turkey oak (Quercus cerris) as well as the evergreen oak (Quercus turneri „Pseudoturneri“), which keep their leaves in winter and which can also be cultivated and kept through winter as container plants. To get a personal impression of our oaks feel free to drop into one of our sites at either Tremmen, Baden-Baden or Kleinziethen.