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Orders are for the Fall Season
Fall Season our trees are not yet dormant. As such, we ship the plants in containers.
Fall shipping season will be coming to an end in mid November. Last day to place a Fall order will be November 11th 2021
We do not recommend fall plantings for USDA plant zone 5.
If you are planting in USDA Zone 6 or 7 for this fall season your window for a successful acclimation from our warm plant zone of 8b in Florida to zone 6. We recommend a Spring order or planting, for zone 6 & 7 this late in the planting season.
Due to high demand of our trees an order placed today will not ship out until a few weeks.
Ideally it would be best to plant young trees coming from Florida in late September for plant zones 6 and in October for plant zones 7.
You will want to protect your young trees from any frosts and freezes or delay shipping to our spring bareroot/dormant season.
Fall orders are shipped by USDA Plant zones.
Plant Zones 6: late September
Plant Zones 7-8: October–November
Plant Zones 8-9: November
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The Shumard Oak is a drought tolerant and fast growing oak, growing at 14-24″ per year. Prefers well-drained soil. Produces very large acorns loved by deer and squirrels. Cold hardy to USDA plant zones 5-9.
|Height||40' - 60'|
|Spread||40' - 60'|
|Tree Form||Central Leader|
|USDA Zone||5 - 9|
|Blooms||Brown or greenish catkins in Spring|
|Drops Nuts||October - November|
|Soil||Grows in alkaline, acidic, loamy and well-drained soils.|
|Soil pH||5.5 - 7.0|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Suggested Pollinators||White Oak, Swamp Chestnut Oak, Sawtooth Oak|
|Spacing||30' - 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
For more information, visit our Ordering & Shipping Page.