Looking for native irish oak

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Tom Kelly asked 6 years ago

I am living in Roscommon and looking to plant a couple of native oak trees. The soil is slightly alkaline. Would oak grow in this soil and if so are there any stockists near me. My local suppliers tend to stock English oak when they have oak in stock.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
The so-called English oak is also native to Ireland and there is very little difference with the so-called Irish oak, which is native to all of Europe.
The species inter-breed readily and both will grow on limy soil. Try Ardcarne Garden Centre.