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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships November through April|
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.