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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|
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 are a 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 have a spread up to 70 feet, so be sure that you leave it enough room to expand.