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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- For best growth, plant in zones 3-9.
Bloom Season - Most commonly in spring
Bloom Color - Yellow, red, and green depending on the type.
Height at Maturity - Between 40-80 feet.
Soil Type Preferred- Preferably naturally moist soil. However, the oak tree is very adaptable to most soils.
Sun or Shade - Full sun or partial shade.
Oak trees are a tree for a lifetime as they grow and thrive for upwards of 200 years and even centuries.
Whether the soil is acidic, moist, sandy, well-drained, or clay, the oak tree will adapt to the environment it's seeded in, but be sure there are at least four hours of direct sunlight in partially shaded areas. Be aware that oak trees can grow both tall and wide, up to 50 feet in width, so be sure to find a location with room for growth out of the way of wires, buildings, and pipes. Oaks are a versatile and adaptable tree, perfect for large spaces and even tricky soil types.
Oak trees bloom two different kinds of leaves; an evergreen leaf with lush green colorings and hanging yellow-green catkins.
The changing leaves tend to drop in the fall, and after a few decades of maturing, the oak tree produces acorns that wildlife such as wood ducks, wild turkeys, squirrels, white-tailed deer, ducks, and more eat as a tasty snack, not to mention an excellent food source for cattle and people.
Resistant to most fungal or insect attacks, oak trees hold a thick, heavy bark. Oaks are sturdy trees that can withstand high winds, droughts, and flooding and are excellent options for lining streets and placing in parks. The oak grows rapidly when young and is a picturesque addition to any landscape that will last for a lifetime.