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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- Zones 3-9
Bloom Season - Late spring
Bloom Color - Yellow-green
Height at Maturity - 65' to 70'
Soil Type Preferred- Acidic, wet soil
Sun or Shade - Full sun
Pin oaks are hardy trees used in landscaping that grow in a pyramid-like shape and have a dense canopy.
The canopy gives these oak trees a unique silhouette. At the top of the tree, the branches point upwards. The middle and lower branches hang to the side or below the tree. The bark of this tree is smooth and gray. As the trees grow older, they develop deeper fissures in the trunk.
In the late spring, after the last frost, pin oaks produce yellow-green catkins and begin to sprout leaves. Pin oak leaves are distinctive; they each have 5 lobes, and these lobes are separated by deep sinuses. In the summer, the leaves are a dark glossy green color.
In the autumn, pin oak leaves become a beautiful orange or bronze. The acorns of these trees are about one half of an inch long and require multiple seasons to develop fully.
Pin oaks are fast growers, but they have a short lifespan compared to other oak species.
They only live to be about 120 years old, when other trees in their family can reach a few centuries. It is also different from other oak species because its root system is shallow, rather than deep and strong. Pin oaks grow well in wetland or clay soil, and they can tolerate occasional flooding. Alkaline soils should be avoided with this species of oak. They run the risk of turning yellow when the environment has a high pH content.
The acorns of pin oak trees will attract a variety of wildlife. Deer, squirrels, ducks, and rabbits will feed on the acorns that fall to the ground.