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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- The best planting zones are 3-9.
Bloom Season - Typically toward the end of Spring in May.
Bloom Color - Bares nuts and yellow to green leaves.
Height at Maturity - Between 60-70 feet.
Soil Type Preferred- Moist, well-drained, with an acidic pH.
Sun or Shade - Full to partial sun.
The chestnut oak tree is a low maintenance tree and is a unique addition to any private or public landscape that has wide-open space.
With a distinct ridged bark ranging from light to medium gray, the chestnut oak produces small to medium-sized acorns that mature from September to October and brings about local wildlife as a staple food. Deer, squirrels, and woodpeckers feed on the acorns, and even livestock are known to snack on the nuts too. Often, birds use the branches for nesting and the tree produces long, coarsely-toothed leaves with serrated edges that vary in colors throughout the year. The leaves can grow up to eleven inches long and even produce nonshowy seedlings.
While the chestnut oak prefers moist, well-drained soil, it can easily adapt to dry, rocky soil as well.
Find a strong sapling as transplanting a chestnut oak over two years old can be difficult. If your chestnut oak is over two years, be sure to select a place with good soil which can help it acclimate and thrive. Be sure to find a location that gets a minimum of six hours of full sunlight for the best growth.
Anyone looking for low maintenance options with a tall trunk need look no further as the chestnut oak. It is a simply kept tree that grows with a rounded crown providing exceptional shade year-round. Perfect for parks and open landscapes, the chestnut oak is a stunning shade tree.