The term “nuttall” refers to the height of the tree. A nuttall oak is one that grows up to 30 feet tall.
These trees are considered very rare and expensive. They require a lot of space because they have such high branches that need support from above. They are not suitable for small spaces like a backyard or even a front yard.
A shumard oak is a smaller tree with fewer branches than an almond tree. They tend to grow in yards and backyards.
There are many varieties of shumards including American elm, red maple, black cherry, ash, walnut and others. Shumards do not require much space but they usually don’t reach heights greater than 15 feet (4 meters).
Nuttall oak trees produce nuts year round. They are known for their large clusters of almonds which are used in cooking.
They also make good gifts. If you want to learn more about nuttall oak tree care, read on…
How To Grow Nuttall Oaks:
There are several ways to grow nuttall oaks. Some prefer the shade provided by a shrub while others enjoy the sun’s warmth and direct sunlight.
If you like the sun, plant your trees in a sunny spot where it is exposed to at least 6 hours of sun daily. Shady spots are perfect for growing nuttall oaks that prefer shade. If you have an area that receives both sun and shade, nuttalls grow well in these areas as well.
In terms of soil type, nuttalls do not have special needs. They grow well in both clay and sandy soil, as well as loamy soil.
Of course, you need to water the tree on a regular basis if you live in a dry climate or don’t have access to ample rainfall.
Proper nuttall oak tree care also involves fertilization. You can choose between organic and synthetic fertilizers.
Organic fertilizers include manure, blood meal, bone meal, and fish emulsion. Synthetic fertilizers include Miracle-Gro, Peters conditioning fertilizer, and 10-10-10.
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Barking up the wrong tree: climbing performance of rat snakes and its implications for depredation of avian nests by SJ Mullin, RJ Cooper – Canadian Journal of Zoology, 2002 – NRC Research Press
First-year survival and growth of bareroot, container, and direct-seeded Nuttall oak planted on flood-prone agricultural fields by HM Williams, MN Craft – 1998 – scholarworks.sfasu.edu
The effects of intermittent flooding on seedlings of three forest species by PH Anderson, SR Pezeshki – Photosynthetica, 2000 – Springer