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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-3 to 9
Bloom Season - mid-to-late spring
Bloom Color – Male flowers are yellowish-green Female flowers are reddish-green
Height at Maturity –60 to70 feet tall
Soil Type Preferred- Acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, well-drained, wet, and clay soils.
Sun or Shade-Full sun
The sun-loving pin oak tree grows to be about 65 feet tall in acidic, moist soil.
Especially when mature, this tree can handle some minor flooding, except when it is actively growing.
It puts on male and female flowers. The male flowers grow on last year’s growth, and they are a yellowish-green. These slim flowers have a cylinder shape and are usually between 1.25-and-4-inches long. Each male flower contains several stamens.
Female flowers appear on short stalks that are usually less than 0.75-inches long. From one to four flowers can appear on each spike. These reddish-green flowers contain an ovary with three stigmata. The wind cross-pollinates the flowers.
Alternate deciduous leaves grow on the pin oak, with each one capable of being up to 6-inches long. Each leaf has five-to-seven, glossy green lobes with wide concave sinuses. The leaves turn russet red, bronze or red in the autumn.
Each female flower is replaced by an acorn that takes two years to develop to its globoid shape and is usually between 0.33-and-0.5-inches long. About one-fourth of that will be covered in a tan cap while still maturing that turns light reddish-brown when mature.
The pin oak tree often lives to be over 100 years old.
Young trees have a pyramidal shape. When this tree that usually grows up to 24 inches annually becomes mature, it becomes more oval. By the time it reaches its mature height after about 30 years, its shape becomes more oval. At that point, it can have a span of 25-to-45-feet.