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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 – Our white oak trees will grow in USDA Hardiness Zones 3-9, which covers most of the United States.
Bloom Season – Usually blooms in May and possibly as early as April, depending on weather conditions.
Bloom Color – Male flowers first show up in yellow-green oak catkins. The leaves of the white oak are bluish-green color.
Height at Maturity –The white oak tree can grow to a height of 50’ to 80’.
Soil Type Preferred – White oaks prefer slightly acidic to neutral soil that is moist, well-drained, and deep.
Sun or Shade – Full sun is best, but they also do well in partial shade with at least 4 hours of direct, unfiltered sun per day.
White oak trees make a wonderful shade tree for any yard with a canopy spread of 50’ to 80’.
During the fall, the leaves of the white oak tree turn beautiful shades of red or burgundy. They are known for their strong branches and can live for centuries. White oaks are a fairly slow-growing tree that grows about 12 inches to 24 inches per year.
Even though they prefer well-drained acidic soils, they are tolerant of alkaline, shallow, or urban soils.
They will survive dry or drought periods and occasionally wet soils. White oaks are sensitive to changes in grades and compacted soils. They have a deep taproot that makes them hard to move or transplant once they are established.
Like other oak trees, white oaks produce acorns. Their acorns are as large as 1 inch with a cap that covers the top quarter of the acorn. They do not produce acorns every year, and they can start producing acorns when they are 20 to 30 years old. Weather conditions like excessive rain, drought, and wind can affect acorn production. Acorns from white oak trees mature in a single season.