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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|
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 in color. 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 the majority of all four seasons.
This oak grows acorns for a variety of animals to enjoy and develops hollow stems, creating a great habitat for insects. It is also known for being located in areas that are polluted and have poor air quality and 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 at all, as it will more than likely be watered by winter precipitation. Trimming is not needed but may be 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.