This oak tree has the potential to become a large shade tree at maturity, reaching a height up to 50 feet with a spread of up to 40 feet. English Oak leaves are thick, glossy and dark green and will stay on into winter. Adapts well to most soil types and is relatively pest free. Plant in full sun, allow plenty of space for growth and prune for structure often when young. English Oaks provide dense summer shade. These should be planted more in our valley.