Water oak is a trooper and likely the most underrated of all the oaks. Naturally occurring in the bottoms, water oak commonly creeps its way uphill via blue jays and squirrels. To us that means it will grow and produce regularly from the best to not so great sites. No...
Water oak is a trooper and likely the most underrated of all the oaks. Naturally occurring in the bottoms, water oak commonly creeps its way uphill via blue jays and squirrels. To us that means it will grow and produce regularly from the best to not so great sites. No wonder it’s so common along sidewalks, parks, urban areas, etc. The monstrous trees lining Grand Boulevard in the delta duck town of Greenwood, MS are all water oaks.
Water oaks produce a small acorn that ducks prefer, and mature trees can tolerate flooding for a month or two just about every winter. Due to their extremely high fat content (@20%), deer rake them in also. Although an early dropper (usually mid October to early November), their hard shell makes it a great keeper for when food and a good huntin’ spot is needed the most. It always seems the water oaks have an uncanny ability to produce on years when none of the other oaks are producing. Insurance for your crop! When in doubt, plant a water oak.
Red Oak section
6 - 9
4.5 - 6.5
Important cover, habitat, and food for wildlife. Acorns eaten by squirrel, wild turkey, and waterfowl. Some browse by deer.
Naturally occurs on moist, alluvial soils along streams and rivers, but tolerates and routinely produces mast on a variety of sites.
Unfortunately the water oaks I ordered already looked not very healthy when they arrived and most of them don't look like that they will make it.
The tree arrived in pristine condition, healthy & looking well. I potted each of the five trees purchased, planted a week later. Now a week gone by the saplings are doing well. I will purchase more when the times comes to plant more oak trees.
I love Nativ Nurseries. I’ve planted over 70 trees on my property in Kentucky. We’ve had over an 80% survival rate over the least few years.
I ordered six water oaks (each between 1 and 2 feet in height) and they all arrived together in one box but were all delicately wrapped to ensure proper protection of the root systems. I planted each of them separately in different pots and within two weeks they're really beginning to pop with new growth. I was afraid of losing some but each tree is doing very well! Next time I need a tree I will definitely be using Nativ Nursery again.
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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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