Willow Oak Tree

An American classic

  • Long lived and strong tree
  • Grows to amazing heights
  • Great provider of shade and food for the eco system  
  • Often planted alongside roads, parks, and in the yards of rural homes
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The Willow Oak Tree is an American classic.  A tree that is long lived and grows to amazing heights, the WIllow Oak is a great provider of shade and food for the eco system.  Willow Oaks are often planted alongside roads, parks, and in the yards of rural and suburban homes.

Similar to a Red Oak in almost every way except the foliage, the Willow Oak's leaves are long and thin with no lobes, just like a willow tree.  Spring and summer provide dense, green foliage, while the fall gives way to a golden orange display that you won't want to miss!  This Oak tree offers a truly colorful front yard or street view for your home.

The Willow Oak Tree prefers full sun and plenty of room to stretch its limbs.  Growing to an astounding 60 feet high and 40 feet wide this tree will provide lots of shade during the summer months.  The fast growing Willow Oak is adaptable to many conditions and soil types.  This hardy and tolerant tree is low maintenance and easy to grow.

If you are looking for a fast growing tree that will grow to outstanding heights and remain faithful all year round, the Willow Oak is the tree for you.  With striking color and superb shade, the Willow Oak is a great addition to your landscape.

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Height 40-60 Feet
Mature Width 30-40 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Orange
Botanical Name Quercus phellos

How To Care for your new Willow Oak Tree

Willow Oak Trees are easy to grow and extremely adaptable.  Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant.  However, if you avoid freezing and hot temperatures you can plant your Oak tree almost any time of the year.  

Willow Oaks thrive in full to part sun and are adaptable to any soil, even tolerating wet areas.  These trees are even drought tolerant once established.  Water deeply twice weekly for the first 3 months after planting.  This helps the roots establish properly.  Add a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch when planting to help keep the soil moist.  Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease.  Fertilize in early spring with a basic slow release fertilizer.  Willow Oaks don't generally require pruning, but, if needed, prune when they are dormant in winter or early spring to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches, or to maintain shape. The Willow Oak is pest and disease resistant, as well as pollution and salt tolerant.

Willow Oaks only rarely have issues with pests or disease.  Occasionally, Scale and Mites can infest these Oaks.  You can treat these pests naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap.  For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin.  In extremely humid areas, fungal issues can arise. Generally, treating after infection isn't extremely effective, so if you have problems yearly treat in early spring with fungicides to prevent infection.  Neem Oil is an organic method of treating some fungal diseases and pests.  It can be effective, but the entire tree must be coated in order for this method to be effective. 

 

 

Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  

 

Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.

 

Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Great Experience, healthy tree
I had never ordered online before and was very nervous to do so. My willow oak arrived within 2 days of ordering and in the middle of a hurricane pummeling North Carolina and they still shipped that sucker out to me....talk about the show must go on! Anyway, healthy beautiful 5 ft tree still holds its leaves into December. I am in Kentucky and they are gorgeous red color still tight on the branches. This tree will be beautiful for generations! I will be purchasing more from planting tree in the future! I do wish they stocked male winterberry!
December 4, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Better than I thought
I was nervous ordering a tree online but it came well packaged in a big box and it now planted out in our yard. Can't wait for this sucker to get huge!
April 24, 2016
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backyard shade and for wildlife
Gail P on Sep 27, 2017
Love the look.
Eric M on May 17, 2017
backyard shade and for wildlife
Gail P on Sep 27, 2017
We already have one and it is an exceptional tree. Pretty and grows fast.
Travis D M on Jun 6, 2017
Love the look.
Eric M on May 17, 2017
I live in a very tall 2 story home, with a taller 2 story home on a hill for neighbors. We wanted to put a massive tree in our front yard to shield our view (which I am sure they will love as well, it will give them privacy from us when they are on their deck). We also love our wildlife and our development is new, so we are encouraging migration with an edible landscape!
Angela C on Oct 5, 2016
Disease resisance, fast growing, tall,
Doug E J on Sep 15, 2016
We already have one and it is an exceptional tree. Pretty and grows fast.
Travis D M on Jun 6, 2017
I live in a very tall 2 story home, with a taller 2 story home on a hill for neighbors. We wanted to put a massive tree in our front yard to shield our view (which I am sure they will love as well, it will give them privacy from us when they are on their deck). We also love our wildlife and our development is new, so we are encouraging migration with an edible landscape!
Angela C on Oct 5, 2016
We have had a 6o day drought in Birmingham, Al. We have 2 Willow Oaks. One has turned completely brown & the other one has falling leaves but is mostly green. Is the all brown one dead?
A shopper on Nov 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not necessarily. You can do a scratch test if the bark to see if it's still green. It's it's all dried out it's probably dead. I would recommend watering the living one heavily and deep while in a drought.
What is the size of the Willow Oak when shipped?
Ann R on Jul 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: our current inventory is 5-6 feet.
I just had a huge sweet gum tree removed from my front yard. Can I replant in the same place?
A shopper on Oct 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! I would go ahead and add fertilizer and/or some compost to help boost the soil. Happy planting!
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