Hybrid Oaks RSS
Why do we love Oak Hybrids so much? Here are just a few reasons- some lean more towards science while other reasons are more of a personal thing:
We try not to pick favorites, but its really difficult not to favor this winning hybrid. For those of you who appreciate water oaks for their ability to thrive on just about any site and produce super heavy crops, you have to try a few seedlings from this Jumbo acorned cross with the prized Shumard oak. The ShuWater oak parent tree we collect from hasn’t disappointed us in the 7-8 years we’ve been observing it. Every November, it rains these large, white-meated acorns for a couple of weeks until around Thanksgiving.
Schuettes oak is a hybrid cross between two well rounded oaks in the white oak group- swamp white oak (Q. bicolor) and bur oak (Q. macrocarpa). Both species are known for their cold hardiness, tasty acorns, and the ability to tolerate and thrive on both bottomland and upland sites.