Quercus Palustris 'Pin Oak'-TREE SEEDS-seeds

Quercus Palustris 'Pin Oak'-TREE SEEDS-seeds

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QUERCUS PALUSTRIS

“Pin Oak”

 

Family: Fagaceae.

 

Ideal sowing temp: 18-22C (Avoid the coldest and hottest temps).

 

Position:  Open & sunny.

 

Preparation: Soak in warm water 15 minutes before sowing.

 

Sowing: 1mm deep.  Direct to final position.

 

Care:  Protect seed from vermin. Keep soil moist.

 

Sprouting: May take up to 3-4 months or more.

 

STORE SEEDS IN COOL, MOIST PLACE IF NOT USING IMMEDIATELY.

 

A fast-growing, deciduous tree to 22m high with a 12m canopy, and a lifespan of approx. 120 years.  Hairless, green, lobed leaves turn bronze to red in autumn. In mature trees over 40 years of age, the upper branches point upwards, the middle branches are at right angles to the trunk, and the lower branches droop downwards, creating an easily distinguishable canopy.  Native to America, it is well adapted to Australian and is now widespread.

 

It doesn’t mind clay soils, poor drainage, or being excessively wet, but they don’t like lime, or standing in water long-term. Interspecies hybridization occurs freely and acorns take two growing seasons to develop.  The acorns are bitter and unpalatable but pretty to look at.  These grow into great specimens for avenues, streets, and lawn plantings. According to PFAF (2021), the seeds have edible and therapeutic uses. AVERAGE GERMINATION RATE IS CONSIDERED TO BE ABOUT 68%, and they do not like being transplanted at all.

 

The Chakra Garden cannot take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. 

Always seek advice from a professional before eating or using a plant therapeutically.

 

****Please note: these are seeds (we are NOT selling these as live plants). Quarantine restrictions and costs prohibit us from selling these seeds to WA, Tas, and Internationally.


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