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Native Shingle Oak green leaves
Audubon Native Shingle Oak tree in landscape
Native Shingle Oak green leaves
Native Regions map for Shingle Oak
Native Shingle Oak green leaves
Audubon Native Shingle Oak tree in landscape
Native Shingle Oak green leaves
Native Regions map for Shingle Oak

GLISTENING GREEN LEAVES ON A MIGHTY CANOPY

FEATURES:

May Benefit & Attract: Wild Turkey, Bobwhite, Blue Jay, White-Breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse

  • Unique lush lobed green leaves add a glossy, shimmer effect to your landscape
  • Leaves change yellow-orange in fall
  • Long-living shade-tree with broad, rounded canopy 
  • This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
  • All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these trees safer for the birds and safer for the environment
  • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

      Growth Facts

      • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
      • Mature Height: 40-60' tall
      • Mature Width: 40-60' wide
      • Exposure: Full Sun
      • Spacing: 40-60' apart

      Audubon® Native Shingle Oak Treeling

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      GLISTENING GREEN LEAVES ON A MIGHTY CANOPY

      FEATURES:

      May Benefit & Attract: Wild Turkey, Bobwhite, Blue Jay, White-Breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse

      • Unique lush lobed green leaves add a glossy, shimmer effect to your landscape
      • Leaves change yellow-orange in fall
      • Long-living shade-tree with broad, rounded canopy 
      • This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
      • All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these trees safer for the birds and safer for the environment
      • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
      • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
      • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

          Growth Facts

          • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
          • Mature Height: 40-60' tall
          • Mature Width: 40-60' wide
          • Exposure: Full Sun
          • Spacing: 40-60' apart

          Why plant Audubon® Native Shingle Oak Treeling?

          When the kids collect leaves for science class in the fall, they won’t choose this tree for their Oak leaf sample. Its foliage looks nothing like a typical Oak leaf. It’s a long oval shape, without the familiar lobes—whether rounded, like White Oak or pointed like Red Oak. But Shingle Oak is every bit as mighty and true an Oak Tree as any other. Growing slowly, steadily, this noble native develops strong branches and a bold, rounded outline. In time, it will grace your backyard or front yard landscape with welcome shade in summer, as well as pleasing golden brown or russet-red foliage in autumn.

          Shingle Oak is found in the wild from Nebraska to Arkansas, reaching east to Pennsylvania and Georgia. It grows most abundantly in the Ohio River Valley, though it isn’t a terribly common tree in any part of its range. The world’s tallest specimen grows in the Oho Valley, in Louisville, Kentucky. This majestic champ towers at an incredible 130 feet. Most Shingle Oaks in the home landscape will top out at around 50 or 60 feet. In pioneer days, settlers really did use the hard, heavy wood for making shingles, and the name stuck.

          How to use Audubon® Native Shingle Oak Treeling in the landscape?

          Shingle Oak adds a novel element to your landscape in fall and winter: sound! The glossy, rich green foliage turns muted shades of gold or red in autumn, then the dry leaves stay on the tree instead of falling. On blustery days, the leaves whisper and rattle, giving voice to an ancient conversation between the wind and the trees.

          Audubon® Native Plants & Trees

          Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.

          What is the definition of Native?

          “In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society

          Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.

          Audubon® is a licensed and registered trademark of the National Audubon Society. All rights reserved.

          Planting Zones

          Hardiness Zone: 5-8

          How To Plant Audubon® Native Shingle Oak Treeling

          You’ll want to plant your Shingle Oak in a sunny site where it will have no wires or obstructions overhead and plenty of elbow room. It isn’t fussy about soil and will be fairly drought tolerant once established. Because Shingle Oak holds its leaves in winter and is amenable to pruning, it can be maintained as a hedging or screening plant. Due to the risk of Oak Wilt disease, however, it should only be pruned between December and February—never while actively growing. Shingle Oak is susceptible to rounded growths called galls caused by mites or insects. These galls do no serious damage to the tree and are nothing to worry about.

          How To Water

          Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.

          How To Fertilize

          Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. If planting in the fall, use Elements fertilizer while planting and start your regular annual fertilizing the following fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established as it gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring.

          How To Prune

          A young tree may need a little extra support to ensure that it lives a long and healthy life. Stake your new Treeling with a 6-8 foot tall wood or bamboo stake. Use expandable ties that will stretch as the tree grows, fastening the stake to the main trunk from the base to the top. Check the ties every few months, at least twice a year; ensuring the ties are not digging into the trunk. If there is any sign of this, take the tie off and reattach it, giving the tree more room to grow.

          As your tree grows, remove a few of the lower branches each year in mid to late summer. Remove these lower branches before they reach 1/2 inch in diameter. It is better to make small cuts to avoid cutting a large, more mature branch - this is too stressful for the tree. Each year, make any corrective pruning needed, paying particular attention to removing damaged branches, rubbing branches, multiple leaders at the top, or suckers at the base. Limit any pruning to no more than 25% of the branching structure in a given year. Pruning benefits the tree and helps to achieve a balanced tree form.

          After two or three years you can feel free to remove the stake from the tree.

          How Does Shipping Work?

          Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

          How Does Sizing Work?

          The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

          Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

          All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

          See the size guides below.

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