Customers often ask us… “How come you call yourselves the Nativ Nursery, and offer the non-native sawtooth oak?” Our answer is… “It’s native somewhere.” Sawtooth oak has been an American citizen for quite some time, and proves itself a winner in our book as the first to provide hard mast for all walks of wildlife. Acorns rain down annually, at a critical time when other oaks haven’t even thought of shedding. Sawtooths are so productive that we can fill the back of a pickup with acorns from three trees! Trail camera folks and early season bow hunters should all agree that sawtooth oak is a winner. Plant a few groves near the cabin or close to your property’s perimeter for a low impact, easy access, and early season “sure thing” hunting spot. Acorns drop from mid-September to mid-October and as early as year six from seed on better sites, but we’ve seen them produce younger than that.
Cerris Oak (not red or white)
5 - 9
|Soil pH:||4.4 - 7.1|
|Wildlife Value:||Large early dropping, abundance of acorns favored by deer and most all other wildlife.|
|Site Preference:||Must have plenty of sun and prefers fertile, well-drained soil to thrive and produce heavy mast crops.|
|Nut Maturity Date:||September to October|
|Alias:||Oriental Oak, Gobbler Oak|