Plant will be trimmed to the size of the shipping box 22 inches if it outgrows it during the summer.
Plant will be sent without soil, roots wrapped in wet media during dormancy period November to April. Shipping in container with soil during summer months. Plant have developed good root system and ready to be transplanted to the permanent location.
A center of attention at budding and flowering time
Bears splendid crop of lovely small acorns over the entire tree
No spraying necessary.
Synonyms: Quercus cuneata, Quercus nigra
Blackjack oak is also commonly referred to as 'scrub oak,' a reference to its stunted and gnarled appearance. It typically grows in nutrient-poor and excessively drained soils, which stunt normal growth.
A small to medium-sized oak, 30-50 ft, with bristle-lobed leaves that are shiny on top & rusty-yellow hairy beneath. The short, nearly black trunk divides into many dense, contorted limbs, bark dark, furrowed; dead branches persistent. Leaf blades wedge shaped (obdeltoid - obovate) with a narrow, rounded base and broadening toward the tip. Blades shallowly lobed with usually an apical and 2 lateral lobes bearing bristle like extensions (awns) of the main vein. Foliage glossy dark green turns red in fall and persists into winter.Acorn elliptic, broadly rounded at the apex and base, up to 3/4 inch long when mature; cap covering 1/2 the nut. This oak sometimes grows in colonies.
Hardiness zone 5 through 9
Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Cold Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Variable. Gravelly, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay.
Conditions Comments: Restricted in nature to sandy soils and hardpans, this species is often seen as an scrubby, unattractive tree. When given good soil and room to develops an attractive, symmetrical form. Slow-growing, long-lived, and able to survive on very poor soils. Susceptible to oak wilt.
Use Ornamental: Attractive shade tree.
Use Wildlife: Cover, Substrate-insectivorous birds, Nesting site, Fruit-birds, Fruit-mammals, Fruit-rodents, Fruit-deer.
Use Medicinal: Indians used bark for dysentery and acorns for drink. Choctaw people used blackjack oak as medication to aid in childbirth.
Use Other: Firewood, charcoal, railroad ties; leaves used for cigarette wrappers.
Interesting Foliage: yes
Attracts: Birds , Butterflies
I prefer to ship at beginning of the week - Mondays or Wednesdays. Shipping with tracking number in USA. International buyers contact me first before you buy it , as I don't send to all countries due to their border plant entry control policies. I am not responsible for confiscated items due to quarantine inspection in your country. Black Jack Oak - Quercus marilandica, 1-2 year old, 8-12 inches Tags: oak,Quercus,plant,live,dormant,grafted,black,blackjack,jack,black_jack,marilandica
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Plants will be packed securely in the box, preventing it from shifting inside the box, with adequate moisture in the soil or around the roots in case of bare rooted plants during the dormancy.
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