Post Oak Quercus stellata 10 Seeds
Post Oak Quercus stellata 10 Seeds
Post Oak Quercus stellata 10 Seeds
Post Oak Quercus stellata 10 Seeds
Post Oak Quercus stellata 10 Seeds
Post Oak Quercus stellata 10 Seeds
Post Oak Quercus stellata 10 Seeds

Post Oak Quercus stellata 10 Seeds

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The Post Oak is a medium-sized deciduous oak of the white oak group that typically grows 35-50ā€™ tall with a rounded crown. It is called post oak because its durable wood has been used for fence posts. It is commonly found on lower mountain slopes and coastal plains in the southeastern and southcentral U.S. Fruits are oval acorns (to 3/4ā€ long), with bowl-shaped cups extending 1/3 to 1/2 the acorn length. Acorns are an important source of food for wildlife. Rough, often leathery, dark green leaves (4-8ā€ long) with 3-5 rounded lobes have a cruciform appearance due to large wide-spreading central lobes. Best grown in rich, moist, acidic, well-drained loams in full sun. Adapts to a wide variety of soil conditions from poor dry sandy soils to moist heavy loams. Prefers acidic soils. Good drought tolerance. Hardy in zones 5-9.

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Growing Instructions for the Post Oak

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The seeds need to be planted when received or stored in a refrigerator until they are planted. The seeds have a period of dormancy. They can be planted outdoors in the fall or winter for spring germination or they can be cold stratified to simulate winter conditions and to break their dormancy at any time of the year. 1. Soak the seeds in water for 24 hours. 2. Put the seeds in a ziplock bag. 3. Put the bag in the refrigerator and leave it there for 2 months. 4. The seeds like moist, well-drained soil. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Put the soil in a pot. 5. Sow the seeds 1 inch deep in the soil. 6. Water the soil so that it is moist but not wet. 8. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.