Nuttall Oak (Quercus texana)
This red oak is a sure-fire winner for ducks, deer, and folks who don’t think they have a green thumb! Nuttall oaks are easy to establish, and grow like a weed as a young tree. Even better, Nuttalls can tolerate poorly drained sites more so than any other red oak. Wait there’s more! Many of our Nuttalls don’t even think about dropping until December, which means one of the highest carb acorns (about 45%) are on the ground when ducks and bucks need energy the most.
Deer people: Plant Nuttalls in the back corner of your favorite big late season food plot, or along their favorite trail leading to that plot.
Duckers: Establish Nuttalls in areas that can be flooded most every winter. Remember all duck holes need an occasional break from flooding. Call our MOLES staff for more help on establishing and managing oaks in your timber holes. Nuttall oak is definitely on our top five list of favorite oaks!
Red Oak section
5 - 9
|Soil pH:||4.5 - 6.5|
|Wildlife Value:||Acorns are a favorite to deer and wild turkey. Also important to squirrels because acorns remain in the tree well into January when most habitat is flooding.|
|Site Preference:||Naturally occurs on poorly drained bottom sites. Tolerates intermittent flooding during the dormant season. Thrives when planted on moist, fertile sites with good drainage.|
|Nut Maturity Date:||November to January (varies)|
|Alias:||Texas Red Oak, Red Oak, Red River Oak, Pin Oak, Striped Oak|
I ordered Nuttall Oaks (12) in mid December - the trees arrived promptly, were well packaged, and appeared to be in a healthy, near fully dormant condition. The only negative was that around 30% of them had forked trunks with growth above fork growing at a near 45% angle. I grow these trees in 20gallon containers in their 2nd yr of life to have a stouter, more deer resistant transplant when planting them in their 2nd Fall season. I will have to do some pruning, staking snd training to straighten the young trunks out for next year’s growing season. However, they are nice trees at a great price - an exceptional value
I have ordered from multiple sites and these are by far the best trees i have received!
We were very pleased with our trees. They were much larger than we expected for seedlings. We were impressed by how well they were packed for shipping and how quickly they arrived after placing the order. We will definitely purchase again from Nativ Nurseries!
Trees looked great
Best trees I have found in all my 73 years