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Buying Ligustrum Trees for Your Garden

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It may need a little more care to choose the right location and conditions for growing Ligustrum, but these plants are so special that they will reward you for many years for that little care you give them. Every spring you will be amazed and delighted by the spectacle of those extraordinary, enormous blooms, covering your tree like a giant candelabra and lighting up your garden for several weeks. Such special plants deserve to be in every garden across the country.

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Oak Trees For Sale

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Several species fall under the Oak Tree genus, Quercus. Totaling somewhere in the range of 600 species, there is an Oak to suit most any need. Many Oak Trees demonstrate moderate to fast growth, ranging somewhere between 2 and 5 feet of new growth during the season. Oak Trees grow quickly as saplings, establishing themselves within a few growing seasons as the dominant tree in most landscapes. Oak Trees are also grown for the generous shade they provide in summer.

These trees, often ranging between 40 and 80 feet tall, extend outwards in the same range, providing full shade. Preferring full sun, Oak Trees grow easily throughout most of the United States, with many species preferring slightly acidic well-draining soils. Oak Trees are established throughout history and mythology for their central importance; such as the Charter Oak in Connecticut, which hid the state’s charter from the King of England, or the Great Oak which represented Thor, the Norse god of thunder.

It is important to research carefully before beginning the planting of a new tree. Oak Tree especially can live for hundreds, if not thousands, of years, so careful planting is important with such a long-term investment. Although Oak Trees require minimal effort on the part of the homeowner and landscaper, review the quick-facts below regarding the needs of an Oak Tree before reading the following sections for an in-depth view of buying, planting, and caring for the Oak Tree.

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How to Plant Oak Trees

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Information on Oak Trees

Oak Trees are a worthwhile investment, as some species live for thousands of years. Oak Trees are sprinkled throughout the annals of history, representing gods, religions, and political institutions. The White Oak is the state tree of Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, and Iowa, and different Oak Trees represent unique places in The Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Norway, Canada, Basque Country, and Germany. Oak Trees are toxic when the leaves or acorn are eaten by cattle, horses, sheep, and goats, so if these are on the property, be careful.

Oak Trees, as long-living trees, are unsurprisingly, diverse. With over 600 species grown throughout the world, there is an Oak Tree to suit almost every need. The most popular and highly-rated Oak Trees are listed below; however, be sure to visit The Tree Center for other possible varieties.

The Sawtooth Oak Tree grows throughout much of the United States, preferably in USDA Hardiness zones 5-9. The name comes from the both the leaves, which have sharp-toothed notches, and the overall shape of the Oak, which offers a whimsical zigzag silhouette. Sawtooth Oak Trees reach up to 60 feet when fully mature, stretching out a to a comparable width.

Unlike its pickier cousins, the Sawtooth Oak Tree is adaptable and manages poor soil conditions well; however, if planting in sandy or clay soils that are alkaline heavy, be sure to use modest fertilizers and mulch to encourage growth. The Sawtooth Oak Tree is noted for its fast-growth, and it is one of the fastest-growing Oak Trees during its juvenile phase, sometimes reaching between 3 and 5 feet in a year.

The term live Oak refers to an evergreen Oak Tree; one which keeps its green leaves throughout the year. It is unsurprising that this tree is relegated to warmer climates of the south and west coast. Live Oaks are not generally found north of Oklahoma, Maryland, or Nevada, though they are found along the west coast as far north as Washington.

Live Oaks are known for their longevity, and some of the oldest known Oak Trees fall under this species. In addition to their long lives, Live Oaks are impressive to behold, reaching between 40 and 80 feet tall, and sometimes demonstrating a width of 100 feet.

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– Spectacular flowers in spring or summer
– Rich, glossy green foliage in the evergreen kinds
– Wonderful specimen or screening trees
– Wide range of colors and sizes for every garden
– Easily grown and long-lived in many climate zones

In colder areas, where evergreen forms growing in the open will suffer from cold, they can instead be grown successfully by spreading them on a wall. There they will be sheltered and look spectacular. The rich perfume of their flowers will drift through open windows, and they will cloth a wall with beautiful foliage all year. To grow a tree in this way, choose a sunny wall, preferably facing south. Run a series of wires from one end of the wall to the other, using strong attachments suitable for the type of wall – wood, brick or concrete. Space the wires 18 inches apart, all the way up the wall. Use wire-strainers so that you can tighten the wires over time, if they stretch. Plastic-coated wire is best.

Plant the tree with its base right against the wall, and gently spread out the branches to left and right, attaching them to the wires with loose loops of durable string. Don’t tie tightly, as this will cut into the stems as they grow. As new stems develop, continue to spread them out and tie them in to the wall. Make sure you water younger trees growing this way regularly, as the base of walls often does not get much natural rain. Soon you will have a beautiful effect, and every bloom will be fully visible, opening for the sun and for your pleasure.

Like all plants, magnolia trees can suffer from pests and diseases, but attacks of any significance are very rare. These trees have an ancient lineage, and they have had millions of years to evolve defenses against pests and diseases. It is very unlikely you will see any serious problems with your trees. Sometimes, if trees are grown in soil that is too alkaline, yellowing of the leaves may be seen. If this happens, treat the trees with a product for acid-loving plants, such as chelated iron. This will allow the tree to absorb the nutrients it needs to remain healthy. Use this each spring, and again in late summer if the yellowing is severe.

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What good is getting your landscape in the mail if your plants show up dead? We’ve got to admit, sending a tree in a box across the country is pretty unorthodox. Thankfully, we’ve become experts at it. Because of our Arrive & Thrive ™ Guarantee, you can rest assured that your trees will get to you happy and in perfect health.