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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- Plant in zones 3-9 for best growth.
Bloom Season - Spring.
Bloom Color - Red or yellowish-green.
Height at Maturity - 50-60 feet.
Soil Type Preferred- Prefers acidic, moist soil.
Sun or Shade - Full or partial sun exposure.
With its iconic thick black bark, the black oak is a rustic and massive tree fit for wide-open spaces and landscapes.
At first glance, the black oak can seem intimidating and unruly, but the velvety leaves changing from yellow and orange in the fall to red and glossy green in the spring and summer is a unique addition to any gardening plan. The black oak grows tall and wide, so be sure to find an expansive area for the sapling to grow that gets at least six hours of full sun daily as it will not tolerate shade well. Adaptable to most soil types, including dry or rocky, the black will thrive in most environments. Best used for parkways or streets, the canopy of the black oak will provide a gentle shade in the spring and summer and a colorful display in the fall.
After maturing, the black oak produces acorns with a fringed top that is bitter to taste but often enjoyed by many songbirds, game birds, raccoons, and deer. Having a black oak will bring about native small mammals and songbirds for parks and those who enjoy bird watching.
The black oak tree, commonly found in the eastern and central deciduous forests, is the perfect shade tree for any parks or large landscapes because of its irregular round crown.
It can survive for upwards of 200 years if properly cared for and hold firm with their deep lateral roots. While not as common as the red oak, the black is a stately shade tree that helps feel local wildlife.