Kindred Spirit Columnar Oak Tree: February Plant of the Month

When planning a landscape remodel, many of us are eager to have a beautiful landscape but are clueless when it comes to selecting ideal plantings.

Especially when choosing the right trees for your space, property size or plumbing and water pipes could limit your choices. However, there is an excellent option for providing the privacy of a tree without the space constraints. In this article, we will talk about the hardy and long lasting Kindred Spirit Columnar Oak.

Beautiful, Unique Qualities

As a well known ornamental tree, the Kindred Spirit Oak has attractive fall color and is often grown for its beauty and hardiness. As its name suggests, the oak grows straight and narrow, with dense foliage. These thick branches create an overall healthy and lush appearance. While its width tends to average about 6 to 7 feet, a full grown tree can reach a height of 30 to 40 feet.
Perfect for many climates, the Kindred Spirit Columnar Oak is incredibly resilient. The oak can withstand temperatures as low as -30 degrees Fahrenheit and grows well even in droughts. Even soil should not be a problem as it is an extremely versatile species and can adapt itself to different soil conditions. It is also one of the tightest-fitting columnar trees and capable of thriving in very small spaces.

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The tree will need proper sunlight for healthy growth. Plant the oaks where they will get full sun and the rest should be easy! Since their needs are not too specific, simply provide occasional watering (or let the western Washington weather do it's thing!) and relax! Your columnar oak will be flourishing in no time!

Should You Go "All In" For the Kindred Spirit Columnar Oak? Yes!

  • It is known for its hardiness and strength.
  • It is drought and mildew resistant.
  • It can be used in the tightest urban areas as it grows up and not out.
  • It does well in even the most unsuitable soil conditions.
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The beautiful tree that it is, this oak will look stunning no matter where you plant it. So, if you have been looking for a hardy tree that is ideal for urban areas, this is the tree for you!
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