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A Red Oak Nursery

A Red Oak Nursery

Red Oak Nursery

Each year many new and interesting items are added to our 275+ acres of inventory and field tested for their hardiness and potential in the landscape. We hope our years of growing experience will be evident in our product. Much of the plant material we raise and sell is heavily developed finished stock, ready for its journey into your landscapes. Located in the beautiful Northern Neck of Virginia, Red Oak Nurseries, Inc. is a production nursery that specializes in ornamental evergreen and deciduous shrubs. Founded by Gary Hutt in 1973, Red Oak’s initial inventory consisted solely of azaleas. In the 34 years since, Red Oak’s inventory has expanded to include over 100 varieties of ornamental shrubs grown in three to thirty gallon containers depending on variety. A wholesaler from the very beginning, Red Oak’s mission has always been to provide its costumers with the best service and product quality in the industry. As Red Oak Nurseries is a wholesale distributor, we do not sell to the public.

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Located in the beautiful Northern Neck of Virginia, Red Oak Nurseries, Inc. is a production nursery that specializes in ornamental evergreen and deciduous shrubs. Founded by Gary Hutt in 1973, Red Oak’s initial inventory consisted solely of azaleas. In the 34 years since, Red Oak’s inventory has expanded to include over 100 varieties of ornamental shrubs grown in three to thirty gallon containers depending on variety. A wholesaler from the very beginning, Red Oak’s mission has always been to provide its costumers with the best service and product quality in the industry. As Red Oak Nurseries is a wholesale distributor, we do not sell to the public. When grown naturally, Oaks develop a coarse, deep root system with a taproot. This has made them historically difficult to transplant as balled-and-burlapped (B&B) trees because much of the root system is lost in the harvesting process. Our trees are unique because they are root pruned from the start to develop more fibrous fine roots. When harvested, our B&B oaks contain more fibrous roots, making them tougher and easier to transplant than oaks not given our unique treatment process.

The Red Oak is a strong and hardy tree that grows in a variety of soil conditions. While this makes a great choice for your wooded area or filling in an open field, this tree is also suited for the urban environment as it tolerates pollution and soil compaction well. Its strength gives you comfort from falling branches when planted near your home or outbuilding. This oak will grow at a medium to fast pace once it is established and can grow up to 24" per year in the right conditions. This tree is a very good source for food and nesting for a variety of birds and mammals.Shumard Oak will grow to be about 60 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 50 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 7 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 200 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations! This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is native to parts of North America. (Source: www.calloways.com)

 

 

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