The Nuttall oak (Quercus nutallii) is a fast-growing, large tree with nice red fall colors. The bark is grey-brown and smooth when young, becoming rougher as the tree matures. The tree is best when planted on moist, fertile sites with good drainage. The acorns ripen from September to October of the second year, and fall between September and February. The Nuttal oak is a favorite of deer and wild turkey. Good choices for USDA zones are 5 through 9.
Trees can be ordered as seedlings or super accelerators in quantities of 12 or 24. Trees in 3-gallon containers can only be ordered in packs of 24. Bulk discounts are available - call for pricing. The best time of year to plant your trees varies depending on what zone you are in. However, for most zones the best time to plant is between fall and early spring. Planting your trees in the fall allows the trees to root into ground before the dormant season. When planting trees,the hole needs to be twice as wide as, but not deeper than the rootball. The soil should be level with the top of the rootball.