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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- Water Oak trees will grow and thrive best in hardy zones 3 through 9 (anywhere from Massachusetts to central Florida)
Bloom Season - White oak trees bloom during the spring months (March, April, & May)
Bloom Color - White oaks bloom yellow in the spring
Height at Maturity - The water oak will, on average, grow to be between 50 to 80 feet tall at maturity, with a width (branch spread) that is also 50 to 80 feet
Soil Type Preferred- Although they can grow in almost any kind of acidic soil, white oaks grow best in deep, moist, and loamy soils of any kind that don’t experience severe drought (Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam Clay Loam, Clay)
Sun or Shade - Although they can grow in both almost any conditions, white oaks grow and thrive best in areas with full sun and partial shade, preferring a minimum of 4 hours of direct and unfiltered sunlight daily
Water Oaks are characterized by their preferred growing locations in and around wet, swampy areas including ponds, rivers, and stream banks.
Found as far north as Massachusetts and as far south as central Florida, they are pretty common and are even considered “weed trees” in some areas.
They are very useful in providing shade to people and habitats (and food) to many animals.
Their acorns are the food of preference for many animals which include white-tailed deer, squirrels, raccoons, pigs, wild turkeys, mallards, wood ducks, and quail as well as many other nesting and/or fruit-eating mammals and birds. They grow at a faster rate than most trees, adding about 2 feet per year and capping off at around 50 to 80 feet. As they grow, their foliage spreads about as wide as the tree is tall, covering its branches in light and dark green leaves.