The Water Oak tree (Quercus nigra) is a medium-sized deciduous tree, which reaches 60 to 80 feet in height, with rapid growth. The water oak does well in full sun, partial shade and grows best in acidic, drought-tolerant, sandy, well-drained, wet and clay soils. Shaped like a spatula, the leaves are broad and rounded at the top and narrow and wedged at the base. Acorns will mature in fall of the second year, starting in mid-September to October. Hardiness zone range is between 6 and 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.