Sounds unbelievable. An Oak tree that grows three to six feet in just three months? An Oak tree that can also prosper even when planted in the alkaline soils commonly found in southern Minnesota when other Oak varieties struggle in these soils? Ancestry Oaks have just the right make up to both grow quickly and in difficult clay soils, and develop into a strong and beautiful shade tree.
Ancestry Oaks are blessed with a nice mix of genetics from our native Bur Oak, the lovely English Oak and a dash of genes from other oaks. This genetic diversity is what I believe creates the dynamic growth called hybrid vigor, that enables Ancestry Oaks to consistently produce amazing flushes of new growth in May, June and July each year.
We expect Ancestry Oaks to develop quickly into full sized shade trees that have beautiful deep green shining leaves that look great throughout the entire growing season. We produce Ancestry Oaks that have superior root systems by using specially designed air root pruning pots that enable the trees to develop root systems with almost perfect structure and many more fine roots for successful transplanting and rapid establishment in your landscape.
In the photo, the part of the Ancestry Oak above my hand grew 5 feet 4 inches during the three months from April 29 to July 29, 2016, and the diameter of this newly formed leader is an incredible 3/4 of an inch, and we still have 8 to 10 weeks of growing season left! The average new growth on this year class of Ancestry Oaks is about 4 ½ feet in just 90 days.
Stop in and see for yourself the impressive growth on our Ancestry Oaks. We currently have Ancestry Oaks available in #1, #7, #10, #15 and #20 pot sizes to fit any budget. For best results, plant Ancestry Oaks in sunny areas with properly drained soils. Avoid wet, soggy areas, follow our planting and watering guidelines, and you too can enjoy the satisfaction of watching an Ancestry Oak perform beyond expectations!