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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 chestnut oak tree grows well in the USDA - Zones 3 through 9, which covers a large portion of the United States.
Bloom Season – Chestnut oaks will bloom in early to mid-May, depending on the weather conditions. It can be one of the earliest trees to bloom during the spring.
Bloom Color – Long chestnut-shaped leaves that start pink to silvery becoming a dark green for the summer. Male flowers are yellow-green about 2” to 4” long. Female flowers are reddish and appear along with the leaves in mid-spring.
Height at Maturity – A chestnut oak will grow to a height of 60’ to 70’.
Soil Type Preferred – They prefer well-drained acidic soil, but they can tolerate some alkalinity in the soil. Chestnut oaks are tolerant of drought conditions but they do not like poorly drained soils.
Sun or Shade – They do best with 6 hours of direct sunlight each day and partial shade the rest of the time.
Chestnut oak trees are popular shade trees for large areas with a spread at maturity of 60’ to 70'.
They are great for large yards and parks. During the fall, chestnut oak leaves can range from a beautiful red, orange, or yellowish-brown.
They do produce fruit in the form of acorns.
The acorns are 1 to 1.5 inches long and separate from the cap when they mature. The acorns ripen during the fall. Raw acorns are not to be eaten by humans, but can be properly cooked to remove the toxic tannins, and are quite healthy.
When choosing a spot to plant this big tree, make sure there will always be plenty of room. They do not like to be moved or transplanted because they have a deep taproot.