Quercus ellipsoidalis 'Hemelrijk'
northern pin oak 'Hemelrijk'
A large, vigorous tree with brilliant red autumn colour. The leaves are a shiny, bright green, deeply lobed with each lobe narrowing to a fine point. They turn pinky-brown as they die and remain on the tree throughout the winter. The green and yellow flowers are inconspicuous catkins, followed by brown acorns with darker brown stripes, up to 2cm long in scaly cups
Ultimate heightHigher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate heightmore than 50 years
Ultimate spreadWider than 8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Quercus can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs, with entire, lobed or toothed leaves; flowers inconspicuous, followed by characteristic acorns; sometimes good autumn colour
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in deep, fertile, well-drained soil. A fast-growing, spreading, deciduous tree
Propagate by grafting in mid-autumn or early winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Low Maintenance
May be attacked by aphids and gall wasps
May be subject to oak wilt and powdery mildews
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