Audubon® Native Water Oak

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10004551

The National Audubon Society presents a new line of native plants and trees that helps birds and wildlife thrive in your area! The Audubon® Native Water Oak Tree (Quercus nigra) is a fast-growing and hardy native that will help you create a backyard bird habitat in a hurry!

These are vital keystone plants are those that support the greatest number of pollinators, caterpillars and other insects, which in turn nourish birds and their ravenous young, while they roost among the Water Oak’s strong branches.

Good for tight spaces that have room for it to grow up, not out, these mature with a rounded crown of slender branches, and fine-textured foliage. The small thick, leathery, leaves are shiny and wedge-shaped, occasionally with lobed ends. A handsome, fast-growing shade tree, as its name suggests, prefers moist soils. Also known as the Black Oak or Possum Oak, these are highly beneficial native trees.

Planting and Application:

Water Oaks are ideal street trees and highly Ornamental screens and border plants. As with other Oaks, it hosts hundreds of butterfly and moths caterpillars, as well as, the birds that feed on them. The lovely yellow fall color stands out among others of its family. The acorns are food for a wide variety of birds and mammals, while the strong branches provide great nesting.

Best looking in groupings and naturalized sites, the tolerance of wet soil makes them fantastic additions to Rain Gardens, near streams or ponds. Feed local Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Wrens, Woodpeckers, Sparrows, Thrushes, Orioles, Waxwings, Nuthatches, Finches, Mockingbirds, Thrashers, Crows, Jays and Vireos.

  • Fast-Growing Moisture Loving Native
  • Beneficial Shade, Cover & Nesting
  • Caterpillar Host Plant - Hairstreak Butterflies & More
  • Acorns for Wildlife & Songbirds

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Oak Trees do best planted in full sun and partial shade, especially in hotter growing zones of 6-10 and can even be semi-evergreen in warmer climates.

  • Adaptable to Most Soils
  • Prefers Deep, Moist Soil But Tolerates Poor Drainage
  • Adapts to Acidic & Clay
  • Mulch Well in Dry or Hot Climates
  • Prune When Dormant

Moisture-loving natives, the Audubon® Native Water Oak Tree is a keystone species that supports wildlife and bird-friendly biodiversity, while providing fantastic beauty to the landscape! Order yours today at NatureHills.com!

Audubon® Plant Information

Bird-Friendly native trees and plants provide food and shelter for local and migrating birds, as well as other wildlife. By purchasing and planting native flora, you will support Audubon's conservation mission and impact, while helping birds and wildlife thrive!

  • Grown Without Neonicotinoids
  • Audubon® is Licensed & Registered to the National Audubon Society
  • May Not Be Available in Non-Native Regions, States or Countries - Check Here
  • Audubon® Native Plants & Trees are Exclusively Grown by Bower & Branch

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Audubon® Native Water Oak Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Audubon Native Plants & Trees
Botanical Name Quercus nigra
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 50 - 70 feet
Mature Spread 30 - 40 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Adaptable to Most Soils
Moisture High
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant No