I read the article about the ‘Crimson Spire’ oak and want to buy one but can’t find any for sale. Do you know of local nurseries that have them?
The Gardener’s Answer
Hi Rose, in Kentucky: The ‘Crimson Spire’ oak has many sought-after characteristics. This cultivated tree is available in the nursery trade but may not be a variety that is carried by the local garden centers or nurseries in your area. If you are willing to travel, The Plant Kingdom in Louisville likes to keep this tree in stock. If there are not any in the store they can put you in the wish book and call when they get them back in. If you do not want to travel that far you could ask around at the garden centers/nurseries closer to you and see if they are able to special order one for you. As long as they are available from the growers they purchase from it should not be a problem. You will probably have better luck asking at a smaller store since they do not have to order in large quantities.