Tree Information

Specialities

Tolerances

Wet Soil: Medium

Dry Soil: Medium

Lime: Low

Quercus castaneifolia ‘Green Spire’ is a cultivar of the Chestnut-leaved oak that was raised at Hillier Nurseries in 1948. This deciduous tree stands out with a tall, broadly columnar form, showcasing an upright habit that contributes to its silhouette.

The foliage of the ‘Green Spire’ features leaves reminiscent of chestnut trees. Dark green, narrow, oval and shiny, these add depth and texture to the tree’s overall appearance. As autumn arrives, leaves present a display of rich, warm hues that enhance its ornamental value.

Known for its vertical emphasis, ‘Green Spire’ is a well-suited choice for avenue planting or restricted areas.

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Size

Large

13m high x 4m wide after 25 years

Environment

Makes a fantastic carpark tree.

Canopy

Broadly columnar form of compact habit.

Foliage

Similar to chestnut leaf. Dark green, oval, narrow and shiny. Leaves have large serrations.

Flowers

Yellow long catkins in late spring.

Fruit

Produces prickly acorns up to 2-3cm across.

Resilience

Tolerant of wind and paving.

Available As:

Semi-Mature, Super Semi-Mature

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