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Common name: Northern pin oakType: Ornamental treesAspect: Prefers full sunColour: RedSeason: AutumnSoil: Well-drainedSize: LargeDelivery: Collection onlyImage: WTGN
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A substantial, handsome tree, a very good choice as a stand-alone specimen and for dramatic autumn colour. Fully hardy and robust, this is a form of 'pin oak' with large rich green leaves, deeply serrated with each serration ending in a fine 'pin'. Foliage turns vivid red later on, a show that may persist form some weeks, and the spent foliage persists through the winter in a rich cinnamon-brown.
Quercus ellipsoidalis 'Hemelrijk' produces small catkins in spring and acrones some 1-2cm across in autumn.
Best in rich and fertile soils that are reasonably moist - indeed even quite wet soils are well tolerated although being so robust drier East Anglian soils will also present no great challenge - but not on chalky soils please!. Native to the north-eastern United States it is no surprise that Quercus ellipsoidalis 'Hemelrijk' is fully hardy and can be planted in even very exposed sites. Final height will be in the range 10-12m