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Sawtooth Oak

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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.

*images shown are of mature plants

Sawtooth Oak

Finally a mighty oak that grows mighty fast!


The Benefits of Bare-Root Trees...

Bare-root trees are grown in a field and naturally have a larger root system than container grown trees. This means you get a plant that will become established quicker and provide you with superior growth in the spring.

Your tree arrives dormant (sleeping for the winter). Without foliage to support, it doesn't require as much water or nutrients to survive. So transplanting is stress-free.

If you plant in the winter, your roots will continue to grow and become more established. When spring arrives you will see bright new foliage appearing.

Selling bare-root trees allows us to offer you a higher quality product at a lower price.

5-6 ft.
Oversized Fee: $ 7.00 each

Ships Tomorrow
Thu, Jan 29
List: $ 139.90
Sale: $ 90.94
6 at $ 86.39 each
Sawtooth Oak
Planting Kit
Planting Kit Oak Trees Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.
Fungi Tree Guard
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard
$ 19.90
Sale: $ 12.94
Planting Mix for Oak Trees
Sawtooth Oak Planting Mix

Helps your Sawtooth Oak get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Soil Contents
$ 13.98
Sale: $ 9.09
Sawtooth Oak
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

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 need nutrition.

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

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
$ 11.90
Sale: $ 7.74

Our most popular Oak Tree!

Its dependable growth coupled with its unique form makes the Sawtooth Oak a very attractive and desirable tree.

This majestic tree is perfect for lining driveways and streets, allowing for a very stately feel and impression along a road or lane.

A durable tree, standing strong against pollution and most diseases, it offers longevity – quickly maturing to a height of 60 ft.

The Sawtooth Oak's lustrous green leaves change gracefully in the fall to clear yellow or golden brown.

The edges have a zigzag shape, which give the tree the name Sawtooth.

Our Sawtooth Oaks are easily transplantable because of their strong and adaptable root systems.

They are tolerant of most soils and climates.












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 generally recommended for zones: 5-9
(blue area above)

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It's Easy to Plant your Sawtooth Oak

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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December 31, 2012
3 years ago
Trees arrived healthy, extremely well packed, and on time. They are all thriving! Pam was a great help
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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: The Sawtooth Oak would be a good replacement. I would say 20ft at the least from the driveway. If you do not want a canopy over the driveway at all I would go with 30ft.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 24, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 18, 2014
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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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Does the sawtooth oak tree produce acorns?
A shopper on Jul 22, 2014
Best Answer: Yes. The Sawtooth Oak produces acorns.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 25, 2014
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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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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.
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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 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
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 13th
  Zone 6 March 30th
How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

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Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $12.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
$80.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99+ ~32%

Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

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.

Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
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.