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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.
Southern Red Oak Seedlings
Hardy Planting Zone- 3 to 9
Bloom Season - Spring
Bloom Color – Male flowers are yellow-green while female flowers are reddish-green
Height at Maturity –Up to 80 feet tall
Soil Type Preferred- Acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, or clay soils.
Sun or Shade-Partial shade to full sun
If you are looking for a tree that will grow in soil where most trees will not grow, consider the Southern red oak, especially if you live in a humid environment.
The trunk on this tree starts a deep gray or black that is smooth. Then, as the tree grows older, the trunk develops deep furrows, adding an attractive aged look to this tree that easily grows up to 80 feet tall.
The leaves on the Southern Red Oak alternate on either side of the stem and can be up to 9-inches long. The leaves are glossy green on the top and lighter green on the bottom with rusty-colored, short hairs. This unique characteristic gives this tree a beautiful look when the leaves blow in the wind. The leaves turn a copper color in the fall. The three-to-five lobe leaves can be elliptical, obovate, or ovate.
This tree produces male and female flowers in the spring that are pollinated by the wind.
Male flowers are catkins, while female flowers are born in small clusters on spikes. The flowers are small and almost inconspicuous.
Acorns take two years to mature. They are bowl-shaped with a warty, hair-covered cap. Acorns can appear by themselves or in pairs and typically grow to be about 0.5-inches long.
This tree’s round open form makes it an outstanding choice for a shade tree. It can spread up to 70 feet, so be sure that you leave it enough room to expand.