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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|
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.