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 – Our Shumard oak trees grow in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 through 9, which covers most of the United States.
Bloom Season – Shumard oaks will bloom between March and April, depending on your zone and weather conditions.
Bloom Color – It will produce greenish catkins in the spring, and the leaves are green.
Height at Maturity – Shumard oaks can grow to 40’ to 60’.
Soil Type Preferred – The Shumard oak grows well in loamy, well-drained, and acidic soils and will tolerate alkaline soils and clay soils.
Sun or Shade – They prefer full sun with at least 6 hours of direct unfiltered sunlight per day.
Shumard oaks are perfect for any yard and make great shade trees with a canopy spread of 40 feet to 60 feet.
These oaks are stately trees that grow tall and straight with sturdy branches that grow into a rounded crown. They put on a beautiful show during the fall with leaves that turn a brilliant red to red-orange color.
Shumard oaks are tolerant of various soil types, including compacted soil, which makes them great for most landscaping situations.
They prefer normal moisture, but they can tolerate drought conditions and short-term flooding. And unlike some other types of oaks, they can be transplanted fairly easily. They grow at a medium rate of 13” to 24” per year.
Like other oak trees, the Shumard oak produces small egg-shaped acorns that are about 1 inch in length. They produce acorns about ever 2 to 4 years. Their acorns take two years to mature, and the tree can start producing acorns around 25 years of age.
Shumard oaks should be pruned once per year during the early spring before the leaves appear while the tree is dormant. Remove broken branches or branches that rubbing against other branches. Do not remove more than 1/3 of the tree’s canopy at one time.