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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
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.
Hardy Planting Zone - The Swamp Chestnut Oak grows well in hardy planting zones 3-9.
Bloom Season - April to May
Bloom color - Red and yellow
Height - 60 to 100 feet
Preferred soil type - Silty loams and clay soils are the best options
Sun or shade - Full sun to partial shade
The Swamp Chestnut Oak is a tree that can be found in regions from the Lower Midwest to the Southeast.
The large area in which the tree can be found is part of the attraction of this large oak tree that can grow is tall as 100 feet and 60 feet in width. These trees can be tolerant of both acid and alkaline soils to make this a good option for planting in almost any region. The success of the Swamp Chestnut Oak is determined by its ability to grow in drought-tolerant and river basins where the ground is usually saturated.
The natural home of the Quercus Michauxi is in the river basins close to streams and other bodies of water, which has led to the development of the Swamp Chestnut Oak name.
This tree does bloom in the Spring and early Summer, but the main attraction of the tree is its mid and late-Fall display of leaves.
The display of the Swamp Chestnut Oak is made even more entertaining by the lack of branches growing on mature trees for the first 20 to 40 feet.
In the Southeast, the tree is often used to attract several animals to an area, including turkeys, deer, and chipmunks. These animals are usually attracted to the acorns that are produced following the blooms. In many settings, these trees are grown for lumber purposes with their planks being used for veneer, boards, and fence posts across North America.