The Pin Oak does well where water stands for weeks at a time. Naturally occurring in stream banks and floodplains. Do not plant in standing water, roots must be established to survive wet conditions. Several years are needed after transplanting for adaptive root system to tolerate flooding. Plant trees in a slightly raised mound or bed if soil is poorly drained. Native to the midwest and eastern United States. Loves acidic soils. One of the most attractive food sources for water fowl and turkeys.
|Height||50' - 75'|
|Spread||35' - 40'|
|Tree Form||Central Leader|
|USDA Zone||5 - 8|
|Blooms||May - June|
|Drops Nuts||September - October|
|Soil||Sandy to clay loam|
|Soil pH||5.5 - 7.0|
|Light Requirements||Full sun to partial shade|
|Suggested Pollinators||White Oak, Swamp Chestnut Oak|
|Spacing||40' - 50'|
|Pruning||Oaks require minimal pruning. In early years, light pruning may be used to establish a strong central leader structure.|
|Fertilization||Do not fertilize at planting. Once the trees are established, fertilize in early spring (Mar-April) as growth begins. Do not fertilize in the fall, which could promote late season tender growth that can be damaged by early frosts.|
|Watering||Newly planted trees should be watered regularly. This is the most critical step in the establishment of your new trees. Please see the Watering section under "How to plant and grow" in our Learning Center.|
At Chestnut Hill Outdoors, we’ve been shipping mail order trees for over 30 years. We’re experts at delivering healthy trees to your doorstep. All of our trees are container grown in root-enhancing pots, ensuring healthy root systems and much better success upon planting.
Spring: All trees are shipped bare-root.
Fall: All trees are shipped in containers.
Size shipped: 8 – 24 inches
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