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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|
The Swamp Chestnut Oak was discovered in the 1800s. and name refers to the area where the tree is found plus the shape of the leaves.
The tree does not like poor drainage or flooding, despite its name. The Swamp Oak thrives in moderate to well-drained lands.
The tree has aggressive growth, and acorns are abundant.
Acorns are loved by deer, wild hogs, and wild turkeys, plus black bears and squirrels and chipmunks. Acorns mature in October to November.
You can plant oak tree seedlings until they are two years old, and the trees do need plenty of room to grow. The tree is fast-growing, and leaves are semi-oval in shape and change from a vibrant green to hues of golden yellows and bright red in the fall. Swamp Chestnut Oak trees have sturdy branches that block out winds and are covered in thick gray-colored bark. The tree is easy to maintain, has a long-life, and attracts many wildlife – squirrels, chipmunks, birds.
If you plant your tree in a hardiness zone 9B, you will need to provide regular irrigation. The USDA recommends growing Swamp chestnut oak trees in zones 3 through 9. They love full sun-rich lowland areas and along streams and swampy locations. You can often see Swamp chestnut oak trees in parking lots or along streets with plenty of irrigation.
The tree grows upright, and the canopy spreads out forming a rounded silhouette. Swamp Oak trees grow to be about 60 - 70 feet tall and will live for generations. An interesting fact about the tree, it is almost self-healing, meaning that when the tree has decay in one part, the tree can slow or stop the spread of the decay to other parts of the tree.