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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
Ilex Opaca American Holly - Size Shipped is 1-2 Feet in Height
Botanical Latin Name: Ilex Opaca
Common Name: Broadleaf Evergreen, Ornamental Trees,
Sun Exposure: Holly does well in partial shade and full sun
Hardiness Zone: USDA Zones 5-9
Mature Height: 40’-50’feet in height
Spread: At full maturity, the American Holly has a spread of 18’ – 40’ wide
Spacing: 5 to 6 feet apart
Growth Rate: Slow to Medium
Flowering Time: Spring
How Long It Flowers: May- early June
Flower Color: Whitish-green
Soil Requirements: Grows best on moist soil, can survive on a wide variety of soils including beach, mountain, and hard clay.
Pruning: Careful pruning required to maintain the shape and size of the tree; prune late fall early winter
Flower Form: Clusters of small greenish-white flowers with four white petals that have a slight pink tint; a flower is 8 mm in diameter and grows where the leaves join the stem. Male flowers have four anthers, and female carpel is four. The tree has the rare ability to produce unisex or bi-sex flowers. The flower is fragrant and opens up in May or June, after successful pollination, it forms bright red berries on female plants. The seeds are called drupes; they start green turning to bright red. Berries grow from September to November and stay on the trees all winter.