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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- 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.