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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.
Swamp White Oaks grow well in hardiness zones 3-9
They are a native tree species of Chicago, Illinois, which is in zone 5.
Bloom Season- Bloom season is typically in Mid May for the Swamp White Oak. This tree grows both male and female flowers. The male flowers hang in catkins groups, while the female flowers are small on the leaf axils.
Bloom Color- The male flowers are yellowish-green, while the female flowers are an obscure red tone.
Height at Maturity- The Swamp White Oak is known to grow up to 70 feet high. In most urban settings, this tree has an average elevation of 50 feet.
Soil Type Preferred- This tree species does well in many different soil types and climates. It is both receptive to drought and compacted soil. The ideal planting setting would be in well-drained soil with a pH of 5.9. It does not do well in alkaline soil and is sensitive to iron.
Sun or Shade- Enjoys partial sun and will tolerate light shade. This tree is an ideal choice planted near buildings.
The Swamp White Oak Tree is a North American tree and a beech tree family member
This tree grows to be of medium size and can survive in many different environments. In its native setting, the Swamp White Oak Tree grows in swampy areas and along river banks. This tree grows well in urban settings just as it does in the wild. A shade tree, the Swamp White Oak Tree, has a consistent growth pace and can live up to 300 years. This tree has sturdy branches with two-toned leaves. Leaves are dark green above and pale green to white on the bottom. In the fall, Swamp White Oak Trees turn a beautiful yellow, amber, and orange color. It is also known for its attractive peeling bark and produces acorns.