Toxey, Mr. Fox, some local tree nerds, and the owners of a behemoth, open grown white oak have for years agreed something was unique about this old pasture-tree’s personality. They also took note of its track record for heavy acorn production and deer preference. Despite reservations from both in-house and...
Toxey, Mr. Fox, some local tree nerds, and the owners of a behemoth, open grown white oak have for years agreed something was unique about this old pasture-tree’s personality. They also took note of its track record for heavy acorn production and deer preference. Despite reservations from both in-house and borrowed experts regarding their theory that this oak had mixed parentage, its progeny and a couple of recent, nearby hybrid finds that more closely resembled overcup oak solved the mystery. The seedlings don’t come close to resembling a young white oak’s pink and fuzzy emerging leaves, but have shiny, purple tinged new growth. The Stevens Oak is indeed a white oak crossed with overcup! Although the parent tree and its acorns more closely resemble a true white oak, the seedlings take on a fairly uniform "half and half" look, and grow much more vigorously than both white and overcup.
Until we’ve had time to experiment with these seedlings on a poorly drained overcup site, we recommend sticking these in a well drained upland or bottomland soil. Thanks to our acorn gathering machine getting clogged with deer "poo" that always gathers under this tree, and the landowners’ desire to view them chomping on the acorns (can’t blame 'em), these seedlings will be in limited quantities - so get your orders in early!
White Oak section
5 - 9
4.5 - 6.8
Acorns eaten by squirrel, deer, wild turkey, quail, ducks and racoon.
Occurs on many soil types, but best on deep, moist, slightly acid, well-drained soils.
I ordered 2 rainmaker oaks and they arrived without a blemish on them. The 4 trees in my order (2 rainmakers and 2 chestnut) were a test run for me. I wanted to see the size and quality of the trees offered by nativ nursure. I could not be happier on both accounts. I also ordered 4 tree tubes and they appear to be of top quality also. I planted these in my yard but come late winter I will be planting on my hunting property and I will be ordering from native. Thanks for great product at a fair price.
very happy with Nativ nursery trees. BEST TREES AT A FAIR PRICE. the rainmaker trees are doing well. not growing as fast as some others, but do seem healthy. STARTED USING TREE TUBES- HALF THE TREES PLANTED WITHOUT WERE DESTROYED BY RABBITS, VOLES, AND A FEW BY DEER. very happy with all trees frm hear, especially the chestnuts which grow very fast. excellent place for trees. Nativ has best trees of all places i have tried
The Rainmaker resembles a Q. lyrata more than a Q. alba. The tree that was sent was a good size for a plug tree and healthy.
Orders without a specific ship date selected at check out are shipped via UPS the first shipping day following the day the order is received. In order to ensure our seedlings are delivered in the best shape we do not ship on Friday Saturday or Sunday. You may select a shipping date up to six weeks from purchase date at check out.
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Mossy Oak Nativ Nurseries (Nativ Nurseries) guarantees that our product will arrive in good condition, alive, and true to its name as labeled. We take care in packaging our products. If your order is incorrect or does not arrive in good condition, contact our customer service desk within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product to report any mistake in your order or damage to the product. No refunds will be given however but, we will fix our mistake or rectify any damage by replacing the product at our expense. Nativ Nurseries makes no warranty, expressed or implied for any certain rate of growth or productivity for any of our plant products. Nativ Nurseries will not be responsible for crop failure, damage to products after the customer has received an order, or injuries due to non-recommended zone planting, frost damage, or any man made or natural cause beyond our control. Nativ Nurseries will consider replacing an order if a claim is made in writing or e-mail within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product explaining in detail what problems have occurred. However, Nativ Nurseries reserves the right to refuse replacement at any time.
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