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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-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.