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A great shade tree for your front or back yard!

When you're thinking of a great shade tree for your home garden the conversation has to start with oak trees. These garden classics are tough, heat-tolerant, cold-tolerant, drought resistant, adaptable, strong-wooded and long-lived. They are also beautiful. Some oaks have great reputations and some have...not so great reputations.

Nuttall Oak (Quercus nutallii) has a great reputation, but is still a relatively unknown gem in the home landscaping world. We want to change that.

This oak is beautiful and easy to grow. It is native to the American Midwest and Southeast and is rapidly overtaking other oaks - red oak, pin oak, Shumard red oak - as the tree of choice in those areas.

Nuttall Oak quickly grows into a large, pyramidal tree. It adapts to just about any soil, even wet and alkaline soils. It has great branch structure that includes plenty of head room under the lowest branches so that you can put a table under it on a patio or park a car under it if you want to use it as a street tree.

Instead of hanging on to its shaggy leaves most of the winter like other oaks, it cleanly drops them all in late fall. Before they drop they turn pretty shades of red, usually after the maples have finished their shows for the season.

As a bonus they don't develop surface roots and won't play 'Battleship' with your water lines.

Nuttall Oak should be at the top of your list if you're looking for a shade tree for your yard, so don't hesitate to order yours today!

  • Hardy native tree, Adaptable all over the US
  • Fits smaller urban gardens
  • Great shade tree with Fall color
  • Fits smaller urban gardens

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

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 .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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
#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.

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 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Nuttall Oak Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Botanical Name Quercus nuttallii
Foliage Green
Mature Height 40 - 60 feet
Mature Spread 25 - 35 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellowish Green
Fall Color Red