We Ship Our Bareroot Plants To Everyone Nationwide.
Helpful Gardening Tips
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
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 is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
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 receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone – The chestnut oak tree grows well in the USDA - Zones 3 through 9, covering many of the United States.
Bloom Season – Chestnut oaks will bloom in early to mid-May, depending on the weather conditions. It can be one of the earliest trees to bloom during the spring.
Bloom Color – Long chestnut-shaped leaves that start pink to silvery becoming a dark green for the summer. Male flowers are yellow-green, about 2" to 4" long. Female flowers are reddish and appear along with the leaves in mid-spring.
Height at Maturity – A chestnut oak will grow to a height of 60' to 70'.
Soil Type Preferred – They prefer well-drained acidic soil, but they can tolerate some alkalinity in the soil. Chestnut oaks are tolerant of drought conditions, but they do not like poorly drained soils.
Sun or Shade – They do best with 6 hours of direct sunlight each day and partial shade the rest of the time.
They are great for large yards and parks. During the fall, chestnut oak leaves can range from a beautiful red, orange, or yellowish-brown.
The acorns are 1 to 1.5 inches long and separate from the cap when they mature. The acorns ripen during the fall. Raw acorns cannot be eaten by humans but can be cooked appropriately to remove the toxic tannins and are pretty healthy.
When choosing a spot to plant this big tree, make sure there will always be plenty of room. They do not like to be moved or transplanted because they have a deep taproot.