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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone- USDA Zone 3 through 9
Bloom Season – The leaves bloom in April and turn dark brown, orange, and red before dropping off the tree in the fall. The maturity of nuts is from October to early November. Nut production begins after about 20 years and continues up to approximately 75 years of age.
Bloom Color – Black Oak leaves are shiny deep green on the upper surface and yellowish-brown on the lower. The tree produces acorns colored light green that turns brown when matured after about two years. The bark darkens over time.
Height at Maturity – Depending on the climate, the Black Oak can reach heights of 82 up to 118 feet. It is slow in growing by only 18-22 inches per year. The trunks are usually bare of branches up to 39 feet. Some species can live as long as 500 years.
Soil Type Preferred - Well-drained and acidic soil that can thrive in clay or sandy soil. It will tolerate dry, poor soil.
Sun or Shade – Prefers direct sunlight over shade for optimum growth.
Also known as Quercus Kelloggii, Black Oak trees are part of the Red Oak family.
It will grow in all slope and aspect positions but prefers large yards and fields with ample sunlight.
Theblack oak acorns produced are a favorite of birds, small rodents, turkey, deer, insects, squirrels, and sometimes people.
Native Americans used them for indigestion, fever prevention, and an available food source to make an acorn meal. Cavities in the tree are a preferred home for tree squirrels, woodpeckers, owls, and even American black bears. It’s also a source of timber, shelter, and food for livestock. The inner bark layers are yellow and orange and sometimes used to make dyes. Quercus kelloggii is a popular choice for landscaping projects by government agencies and commercial entities.