Helpful Gardening Tips
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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/early summer
Bloom Color: Yellow/green
Height at Maturity: 60 to 75 ft.
Soil Type Preferred: Well-drained, sandy, acidic
Sun or Shade: Full sun
Officially known as Quercus rubra, red oak trees can be found throughout the Midwestern and Eastern United States.
Named after their intensely red color during the fall, red oak trees are one of the easiest trees to transplant and grow at an astounding rate of 2 ft. per year.
Red oak trees are commonly planted alongside sidewalks due to their expansive root system.
Red oak wood is one of the more sought-after veneer woods due to its high quality compared to other types of oak.
Red oaks get quite large and spread out as they get older, creating a lot of shade over a sizable area, making it an ideal addition to landscapes or garden plots with plants that prefer limited sun exposure.
Like an oak tree, red oaks provide a lot of food for wildlife in the form of acorns. Birds and squirrels are especially attracted to the tree during most of the year, although the branches and leaves of red oaks are a major source of food for deer during the winter.
Successful tree growth only requires a moderate amount of watering. Red oaks are well-known for their ability to withstand conditions that severely compromise the health of other plants. Red oaks are tolerant of salty soil as well as high levels of pollution. When the trees are well-established, they also become somewhat drought-resistant.
In terms of planting, it’s best to do so during the spring or summer. Spacing is important as the root system may interfere with other plant growth if not properly positioned.