- Hardiness Zone: 4-9
- Mature Height: 30' tall
- Mature Width: 6' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 5-8' apart
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
Why the Kindred Spirit® Oak?
Rising like a sentinel, the Kindred Spirit® Columnar Oak Tree will serve as a powerful vertical element in your landscape, providing structure and rugged good looks throughout the year. You can use this svelte but sturdy tree as a bold focal point, or plant a row of Kindred Spirit® Oaks to form a handsome property-defining screen or windbreak. An incredibly tough tree, it will sail through the worst wind and ice storms with practically no damage, and it will put up with poor compacted soils, summertime drought, and even occasional flooding. Whether you garden in the city or the country, you’ll find that this is one tree you can depend on to get the job done!
The original Kindred Spirit® Oak Tree has had over 40 years to prove its merits, and it has clearly shown itself to be a winner. In 1974, it was one acorn among one thousand planted by the legendary nurseryman, Earl Cully, of Jacksonville, Illinois. Cully had crossed the upright Columnar English Oak with our native Swamp White Oak in hopes of combining the best attributes of both. Out of the hundreds of seedlings that he grew from that pairing, only a few trees made the final cut. The elegant Regal Prince® Columnar Oak was the first introduction, and Kindred Spirit®—with an even tighter habit than its brother—was the second.
How to use in the landscape?
The Kindred Spirit® Columnar Oak Tree sports deep green leaves that exhibit none of the whitish powdery mildew that can afflict the foliage of its English Oak mother. The dark, leathery leaves present a rather somber, formal appearance—that is, until the wind makes them dance, exposing their pretty, pale silvery green undersides. In fall, the foliage turns gold to golden brown before dropping to reveal a strong framework of upswept branches.
Why Bower & Branch?
At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.
- Trusted, Experienced Growers
- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise
- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States
We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.
We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
Mature Height: 30' tall
Mature Width: 6' wide
Exposure: Full Sun
Spacing: 5-8' apart
How To Plant
Plant your Kindred Spirit® Oak Tree in a sunny site in any kind of soil and supply it with regular water during the first couple of growing seasons. After it’s established, it will be quite drought tolerant, though constantly damp soils pose no problem either. From its American Swamp White Oak parent it inherited much improved cold hardiness over most English Oaks, and it was also graced with very sturdy, weather-resistant limbs, as the Swamp White Oak boasts the strongest wood of any of the Oaks. Due to its hybrid nature, it also possesses what is known as “hybrid vigor,” which means that with proper care and feeding, Kindred Spirit® Oak can be a fast-growing tree, at least throughout its younger years.
How To Water
Oak Trees will appreciate watering deeply, and regularly during its first few years in the ground. Irrigate weekly, and especially during long dry spells or extreme heat after it’s established.
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. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.
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.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:- Email: email@example.com - Phone: 866-873-3888 - Or via Online Chat
Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.
At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).