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Water Oak Seedlings

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Water Oak Seedlings are great trees for shade production.

Water Oak Seedlings 

Hardy Planting Zone- The suitable hardy planting zone recommended for water oak trees is zones 3 through 9.

Bloom Season- This tree blooms in April or May.

Bloom Color- In full bloom, the leaves can be anywhere from bluish-green to dark green. It is also normal for the leaves to turn a shade of yellow in the fall.

Height and Maturity- When fully matured, water oaks can grow anywhere from 50 to 80 feet tall and spread 50 to 80 feet.

Soil Type Preferred- They are tolerant of wet sites, but they grow best in well-drained, clay, sandy, and acidic soil. Areas of severe drought are not recommended. 

Sun or Shade- Water oaks do well in partial shade and direct sunlight. At least 4 hours of direct sunlight each day is recommended.


Water oak seedlings are a great choice if you’re looking for an elegant tree to provide shade and grow for most of all four seasons. 

This oak grows acorns for various animals to enjoy and develops hollow stems, creating an excellent habitat for insects. It is also known for being located in polluted areas, has poor air quality, and is still managing to thrive. The brownish-black bark is thickly scaled and is accompanied by deep veined, spatula-shaped leaves that usually grow between 2 and 4 inches long. 

Young water oak trees will require regular watering. 

Once the tree has matured, the tree may only require monthly watering. In the winter, the oak may not need to be watered, as it will more than likely be watered by winter precipitation. Trimming is not needed but maybe beneficial after July to control the size. Fertilizer is recommended for young oaks for growth and is also recommended for mature oaks to maintain good health. Leaving fallen leaves on the ground is also recommended as the fallen leaves saturate the soil with nutrients.

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