FAQ's

Purchasing Questions

Are there any discounts for bulk orders?

For large orders call for discount pricing.662.494.4326

Do you have a plant catalog?

Yes, call to receive a paper catalog 662.494.4326 or email nativnurseries@mossyoak.com.

Did my order go through?

If your order has been processed correctly a confirmation will be sent to your e-mail account.

Can I request a specific ship date?

Yes, there is a request shipping date section located near the bottom of the shopping cart page. If you do not request a specific date all orders will be shipped the first shipping day after the order is received. We do not ship on Fridays or during the weekend.

Can I send someone trees as a gift? If so can I include a card or note?

Yes, when purchasing your order a section called "special instructions for seller" can be found at the bottom of the shopping cart page. Make any comments or requests you may have in this area.

What is the minimum plant order?

A minimum order of $25 is required for a purchase. This does not include shipping and handling.

What is the shipping cost?

Shipping cost depends directly on the order. We ship our air pruned seedlings in a box containing no more than 30 seedlings. The price depends on the weight of the box.

When does your Air Pruned seedling shipping season begin?

Air pruned seedlings can be shipped at any time during the year.

Growing Questions

Do I need to trim or make a slit in the root ball or are they ready to plant as is?

Our seedlings come ready to plant "as is".

I have some seed I would like to have propagated; can you grow them for me?

We make no guarantees we will plant any seed sent to us, but we always welcome new native plant varieties. Contact our customer service to confirm that we can use your seed before sending.

Are any of your plants genetically altered or engineered in any way?

No, our trees are hand selected from the best parent trees Mother Nature has to offer. Our trees are genetically superior and professionally grown but no alterations have been made to genetics to further enhance performance.

When is a good time to begin planting?

Planting times vary from zone to zone but generally speaking Fall to early Spring is the optimum time to plant. The sooner the better. Planting in early fall allows roots time to become established in the soil before entering the dormant stage.

Should I do any "site prepping" in areas I want to plant?

Better site preparation = better growth.

Do I need a tree shelter (tree tube)?

We encourage the use of tree shelters although they are not absolutely necessary. Keep in mind however, a tree tube holds moisture surrounding the tree and acts as a mini green house which will encourage faster, healthier growth. Tree tubes also provide excellent protection against deer and other wildlife who love to browse the tender leaves of a young seedling.

When transplanting, what is the best type of soil to use on my plants?

Any normal store bought potting soil or compost from your own pile mixed with existing soil will encourage better aeration and more vigorous growth.

Do I need to cover my fruit trees when temperatures become extremely low?

Yes, anytime temperatures get below 38 degrees, you should cover your fruit trees.

Do I need to plant the same species of fruit trees near each other for pollination? If so which species?

Yes, cross pollination information can be found on each fruit tree’s individual description page.

Is there a formula I can use to calculate how many trees I should plant on my property? What type of spacing should I use when planting trees?

There are two different spacing guidelines to follow when planting your trees. If you are planting to attract wildlife and increase acorn production, your trees should be spaced further apart. If you are planting trees with plans to harvest for timber, planting trees closer limits branching and encourages lateral growth. Actual spacing varies with each individual species.

Should I fertilize my plants every week, month, year?

Trees should not be fertilized until one year after they have been established, after that once per year will suffice.

For all others questions give us a call at 662.494.4326 or email at nativnurseries@mossyoak.com.