Quercus robur - Pedunculate Oak
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  • Quercus robur gives beautiful dye
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  • Natural Dye with the fruit of Quercus robur

Quercus robur - Pedunculate Oak - Plant

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Quercus robur - Pedunculate Oak
1 plant bare root

Seasonal product
Available from November to March



  • Fagaceae Fagales
  • Europe
  • H 30m x L 30m
  •  Z4 
  • Deciduous tree
  • 1 plant bare root
    Seasonal product
    Available from November to March



Quercus robur is a majestic tree, very impressive when it gets old - some Oaks are several centuries old

Oak is a hard wood used in woodwork and carpentry (frames of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris), it withstands humidity and is very durable
It is also used as firewood

Young branches can be crushed for mulch, leaves have a repellent effect on slugs, although the use of Oak in gardening must be careful because of high tannin contents that may inhibit plant growth

Quercus robur is a very good source of dye, especially thanks to its tannic composition
Dyers get from:

  1. galls (produced by an insect on the leaf veins and leaf peduncle), yellow, brown, gray or black colors depending on the fixing salts used
  2. bark, a faded purple color
  3. acorns, gray, beige, or pale yellow colors
  4. acorn cups, a gray-green color
  5. autumn leaves, bronze, gray-beige, and sad green colors
  6. wood, a magnificent bluish-black color

The roasted acorn was used in Europe as a coffee substitute

Nutritious but hardly digestible, its flour is a thickener in various recipes and can be mixed with cereal flour in bread and pastries

Oak has medicinal properties: Antiseptic, Astringent, Decongestant, Hemostatic, and Tonic



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Plant your Oak in autumn or winter, in full sun, in any type of deep, cool soil

Deep because young Oaks need to grow a good anchoring tap root which will later provide for water needs

Once installed, this tree resists everything even time

Water regularly in summer on the year of planting, to encourage recovery and rooting

You can grow Quercus robur in your garden or create a magnificent bonsai



Harvest Galls and Acorns in October-November, Wood and Bark in Winter, and Fresh Leaves in Spring and Summer

Learn to Use Oak Tanins for Dyeing with our Courses:

Internship Natural Dye on Wool and Colorimetry

Internship Master Class: Compound Colors and Colorimetry


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