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The Sawtooth Oak is a fast growing shade tree that looks almost regal in the landscape. You and your family can enjoy this tree for generations.


Sawtooth Oak

Finally, a mighty oak that grows mighty fast!


Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker shade the first full growing season.

: 5-6 ft
$7.00 Oversize Fee
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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker shade the first full growing season.

: 4-5 ft

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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker shade the first full growing season.

: 3-4 ft

-4 left in stock
Ships Tomorrow
List: $99.90
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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker shade the first full growing season.

: 2-3 ft

-4 left in stock
Ships Tomorrow
List: $69.90
Sale: $34.95
50% OFF
OUT OF STOCK
Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker shade the first full growing season.

: 1-2 ft

-4 left in stock
Ships Tomorrow
List: $39.90
Sale: $19.95
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Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

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Want the majestic presence and shade coverage if an Oak, but don’t want to wait 50 years? The Sawtooth Oak, an Asian Oak that has been grown in the U.S. since the mid 1800’s, fills the bill! It grows at the rapid pace of 2 to 3 feet a year, and can reach 30 feet in 15 years. With a mature size of 40 to 60 feet tall and wide, it is one of the smaller Oaks, which means you can enjoy the majestic presence of an Oak even in today’s limited-space yards!

Its spreading habit creates a wide canopy of cooling shade. This fast-growing tree starts out with a pyramidal shape, but it matures to a broad, rounded canopy that is very attractive. The leaves are dense, even on a young tree, and it can be 10 to 15 degrees cooler in its shade than in the blazing sun!

Beautiful, bright foliage is a plus! New leaves emerge a bright yellow-green, darken to lustrous mid green in summer, and then turn rich gold and russet in the fall. They have distinctive toothed edges, inspiring the tree’s common name, and persist over winter on younger trees, providing shelter to birds and sculptural interest to the garden.

A great tree for wildlife, too! Wildlife enthusiasts like this Oak because of its heavy crop of acorns, which ripen almost a month earlier in the fall than other Oaks. This fills in a period when food is scarce, so squirrels, red-headed woodpeckers, blue jays, pigeons, and any game birds in the vicinity, like wild turkeys, will flock to your tree. In as little as 6 to 8 years, you will start to see acorns in the fall, rather than the 20 to 30 years it takes other Oaks.

This tough tree is untroubled by diseases, drought or pollution! Strong and adaptable, it makes a stately, carefree shade tree in your yard, lining a long drive or along a street. Plant about 20 to 30 feet from your house or pavement and enjoy your shade tree in a remarkably short time!

Growing Zones: 5-9

Mature Height: 40-60 ft.
Mature Width: 40-60 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Quercus acutissima
Does not ship to: AZ, CA, FL, LA, OR, WI
Growing Zones 5-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 5-9
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It's Easy to Plant your Sawtooth Oak

Specific Directions for Sawtooth Oak

Easy to grow and very adaptable as to soils, even clay, as long as drainage is good. It appreciates regular watering the first season or two until it is well rooted in. Once established, it will grow fast even without irrigation, and it performs well despite heat, humidity and drought.  Best in full sun.


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Sawtooth Oak.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Sawtooth Oak gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Sawtooth Oak again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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All I know is these Sawtooth Oak trees have been abused and they keep growing. I ordered three. Two have been eaten by deer; down to the nub and they grew back. One ""died"" but had a new shoot growing within the day. It now stands three feet tall. Oh, and the temperature has been over 100 everyday, but still they grow. Wow. I cant wait to see how they grow over the next year. I like the way you people do business and consequently, youll always be the first site I check when Im looking for a specific product
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December 31, 2012
Great trees and grow just as advertised. They are extremely well packed for shipping, arrived healthy, and have grown substanially in just the first year. Great customer service too
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Trees arrived healthy, extremely well packed, and on time. They are all thriving! Pam was a great help
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Tree started dying after only 3 weeks after planting. After 2 months almost all leaves are brown, and there is no sign of new growth.
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We are needing to replace Bradford Pear Trees that currently line both sides of our driveway in east Tennessee, just outside Smoky Mountains National Park. Would the Sawtooth Oak be a good replacement? If so, how far apart should they be planted? How far from the edge of the driveway?
Wes G on Jul 28, 2014
Best Answer: I love these trees. I would say a yes. It depends on how long the driveway is - they do need space. I would place them at least 20 feet to 25 feet apart if a shorter driveway and more space if a longer driveway. Here we have a sports complex that has them all the way down - lovely. Keep them far away from the actual driveway OR you will need to trim them back every year. I say at least 10 feet or more.
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What type of growth rate from the oroginal 6' size do I expect to see in Kansas. Also, it sayd oversize fee $7.00. Can you explain? Are taller treees available?
A shopper on Jun 16, 2014
Best Answer: The Sawtooth Oak can grow about 3 to 4 feet a year. The oversize fee comes from FedEx, due to shipping such a large item. More work and time is put into carefully handling larger items. The 5 to 6 foot size is currently our largest size available.
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Does the sawtooth oak tree produce acorns?
A shopper on Jul 22, 2014
Best Answer: Yep. Just like others they have a acorn, but that happens many years later.
Reply · Report · Dianne T on Jun 18, 2015
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do you have pin oak trees?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2014
Best Answer: No, we carry the Live Oak and Sawtooth Oak.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 22, 2014
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what is the cost to purchase a 30+ foot oak tree and have it planted?
A shopper on Aug 28, 2014
Best Answer: I am not sure the cost of that. The largest we carry are 5-6ft.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 22, 2014
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It`s now September, is it too late to plant this tree in zone 6? Thanx
jim s on Sep 16, 2014
Best Answer: Definitley not. Perfect time
Reply · Report · andy s on Sep 16, 2014
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is july too late to plant a sawtooth oak tree in zone 7?
kenneth a on Jul 3, 2015
Best Answer: no
Reply · Report · Calvin h on Jul 25, 2015
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I ned shade trees. would be in hot sun all day long.I live in phenix city al. I am speaking of sawtooth oak.?
A shopper on Jul 13, 2014
Best Answer: I live 80 miles east of Houston and I planted one of these 2 years ago. Full sun and hard clay with no problems. Tree is very hardy
Reply · Report · Jason A on Jul 14, 2014
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is it evergreen?
dean b on Jul 8, 2015
Best Answer: No, it's not an ever green. I planted this tree last year in the beginning of fall, and it does not disappoint. It is extremely tolerant of soil conditions. I would recommend buying the 5-6ft instead of the smaller size. A little more information than you asked for, but I wanted to volunteer it FYI. Good luck!
Reply · Report · Harold B on Jul 8, 2015
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how well does this tree do in zone 5b?
A shopper on Sep 19, 2014
Best Answer: So far we haven't had any issues. We've killed 3 other trees and this one is thriving.
Reply · Report · Kelsey R on Sep 19, 2014
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Does it have seeds like maple or birch trees have? (Sawtooth Oak)
Elisa on Jun 16, 2014
Best Answer: I bought 2 and they've had one (1) growing season. Planted probably 3-4 feet tall. Now a little over 6 feet tall. Don't thing they will ever have seeds. Could change over time though.
Reply · Report · David J on Jun 17, 2014
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can pin oak trees tolerate black walnut trees?
kathyd on Jun 17, 2015
Best Answer: I'm not sure what you mean by the question. The pin oak and the black walnut trees here do well in this area (Virginia). I'm not sure what you mean by tolerate?
Reply · Report · Dianne T on Jun 18, 2015
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is this tree the leave will falling around oct to nov ?

will the leave is going to fall around the fall each year?
annie l on Sep 12, 2014
Best Answer: The leaves fall in the spring ... they turn brow in the fall but do not fall off the tree until the new leaves appear in the spring
Reply · Report · victoria d on Sep 12, 2014
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how will this ship, bare root or potted?
kc c on Jul 14, 2015
Best Answer: May through October they will be potted, the rest of the time it will be bare root. Either way you always get great quality plants.
Reply · Report · Lisa BStaff on Jul 14, 2015
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how long does this saw tooth oak live?
ernest on Jun 25, 2015
Best Answer: The Sawtooth Oak is a fast-growing tree, and like many trees that grow very quickly, it is not as long-lived as slower-growing trees. Some report their Sawtooth Oaks peak at 30 years, but there are specimens that are over 200 years old. Average age is probably 70 years.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 2, 2015
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does it attract worms or other pest?
Sharon B on May 28, 2015
Best Answer: Not to my knowledge.
Reply · Report · Dianne T on Jun 18, 2015
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After how many years will this tree be strong enough to hold a swing?
Michelle T on Apr 25, 2015
Best Answer: MANY years, even mature trees don't really have the strength for a swing.
Reply · Report · Dianne T on Jun 18, 2015
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Will it keep leaves in winter? Some oaks do.
Squirrel on Apr 19, 2015
Best Answer: NOPE - no leaves here in Virginia. Lost them all but they came back in the spring.
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How tall is a 4-year-old Sawtooth Oak?
Jean S on Apr 1, 2015
Best Answer: Depends, could be 5 feet or 7 feet - the soil and area make the difference.
Reply · Report · Dianne T on Jun 18, 2015
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How big is the root system at maturity?
Pamela M on Jul 25, 2015
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Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





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Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
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late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.


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