Post Oak (Quercus stellata)
The parent tree to this oak Toxey found on the side of the road near an old country church and cemetery. In fact, he liked it so much he wanted to name it George. If anyone finds a post oak that produces bigger acorns than this gentle giant then we’d like to see it! The leaves are a little different too. No, we don’t think this tree is a hybrid; it’s just an individual with biggish qualities.
On a more serious note, Post oak is commonly found in the middle of dry pastures, high graded timber tracts, hilltops, and cemeteries, but performs like a champ on better than average sites with some extra care. Post oaks are tolerant of stressful conditions such as drought, fire, and tire swings. The Latin name refers to the cruciform leaves (shaped like a cross). Perhaps we all need a post oak in our yard to remind us that the Easter season is more important than turkey season.
White Oak section
6 - 9
|Soil pH:||4.3 - 7.0|
|Wildlife Value:||Tree cavities provide excellent cover for small mammals. Acorns are eaten by deer, wild turkey, and most small critters.|
|Site Preference:||Tolerant of poor, upland sites. Thrives in fertile soils when competition is controlled.|
|Nut Maturity Date:||October to November|
The trees were delivered on time. And in much better shape than I expected.
They are already growing with all our rain.
I love Nativ Nurseries!!
These seedlings are great, all leafed out, and surprisingly, the little root plugs seem to do the trick, and all the others we've gotten (several types of Oak & Plums) have done as well.
Very happy with the quality of the seedlings delivered. Been in the ground for over a week and they have shown no signs of stress, looking great…so much so that I have ordered, received, and planted another 10 young trees.
Received my order of Post Oak trees and they had strong root systems packed in soil that was still moist. Luckily, we have had periods of cloudy/rainy weather which made transplanting the oaks much easier. They are growing great.
I ordered (8) Post Oak seedlings - they arrived on time, were packaged well, and trees had good shape and well formed roots. They arrived dormant in early March, but all have sprouted new buds/foliage in the 10 days since. I am very satisfied with this purchase.