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Audubon® Nuttall Oak
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Nuttall’s Oak is a landscaper’s dream and a bird’s dream come true! This tall, tough, fast-growing shade tree is a marvelous addition to any yard, garden, suburban street, or even downtown parking lot. Its neat, pyramidal form, glossy green leaves, and deep orange-red fall color make it a premium landscape plant all year long. Far from being just a pretty picture Nuttall’s Oak is a boon for birds! Songbirds such as Chickadees, Cardinals, Indigo Buntings, and Bluebirds are some of the many species nourished by the insects found in its canopy.
May Benefit & Attract: Thrushes, waxwings, wood warblers, finches, mockingbirds & thrashers, chickadees & titmice, orioles, cardinals & grosbeaks, crows & jays, sparrows, nuthatches, vireos, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, and wrens.
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New! Introducing our bird-friendly collection of Audubon® Native Plants & Trees
- Better for Birds, 100% Neonic-Free
- Not Available in non-native regions, states or counties (see Native Regions map)
Bower & Branch is proud to grow Audubon® Native Plants for Birds in partnership with the National Audubon Society to help birds and other wildlife thrive.
- The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
- This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
- Your purchase and planting of this native flora directly supports Audubon’s conservation mission and impact
- Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program
- Audubon Native Plants & Trees are free of neonicotinoids and exclusively grown by Bower & Branch
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Size AA (2-3' tall) container grown
Size A (5-6' tall) container grown
Size B (8-9' tall) container grown
Size C (9-10' tall) container grown
- Hardiness Zone: 6-9
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Nuttall’s Oak is closely related to Pin Oak, which is probably the most often-planted Oak in the U.S. Both are fast-growing, undemanding trees with excellent fall color and a pyramidal shape. There are a couple of distinctions, however. Nuttall’s Oak has larger acorns; these squirrel, jay, duck, and turkey treats are produced abundantly every year once the tree is mature. Nuttall’s Oak also has a much more southernly native range than Pin Oak. It does not stray far from the lower Mississippi River Valley and the adjacent states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
The stiff, sturdy, dense branching pattern of Nuttall’s Oak makes fine nesting habitat for birds. Hummingbirds, kingbirds, blue jays, robins, and gnatcatchers feel secure in its branches and may make their home there.
How to Grow
Plant your Nuttall’s Oak in an area where it will have lots of elbow room and will receive full sun all day. It is not fussy about soil; clay soil is super. Although Nuttall’s Oak is native to wet—even flooded—spaces, it does not need to be grown in a swamp. Well-drained soils of average moisture levels are fine. You will want to be sure to irrigate regularly during the first couple of years of establishment, however. Little pruning will be necessary, but if you must prune, do so only between December and February. The fungal disease Oak Wilt can strike when Oaks are pruned during active growth.
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Size A Trees:
5-6' tall, grown and delivered in a container. Although one person can pick this tree up its large container, stem and branching does not allow it to fit into a box. A van or SUV will be needed to bring this tree home.
Size B Trees:
8-9' tall, grown and delivered in a container. One strong person can lift this BIG tree but two would make it easier. A truck or trailer will be needed to bring this native home to the birds.
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