discussed how hybrid oaks don’t always grow vigorously, but more often
are intermediate in their traits between each parent. Well, this tree
does both! Totten oak is a no doubt winner resulting from the marriage
between swamp chestnut and overcup oak. Imagine a tree that is equally
or more attractive to deer and other wildlife as swamp chestnut that
can tolerate poorly drained soils moreso than swamp chestnut. If your
property is low lying and all you have on your place is overcup and
late dropping Nuttall oaks, then this tree is for you. Don’t hold back
on this tree simply because your ground has good drainage, this hybrid
actually performs at its best on moist, but well drained sites! Acorn
drop time usually coincides with the majority of other white oaks.
Each of our parent trees have their own personality, but all of them
have plump acorns that ARE NOT totally enclosed in the cap. Like most
of our other specialty and hybrid oaks, we collect this rare seed by
hand in remote locations, so keep in mind, quanities are limited. TREE SIZE UPON DELIVERY - RAPID MAST SEEDLING 10"+
||6 - 9
||4.5 - 6.5
||Acorns eaten by deer, wild hogs, wild turkey, black bear, squirrel, chipmunks, red fox, and a variety of waterfowl.
occurs on a variety of moist soils and well-drained alluvial bottoms
and lower positions of cove sites. Preforms best with good drainage.
||October - early November