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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.
Amur Maple Tree - Height Shipped 2 Feet In Height
Amur maple tree - Acer ginnala
The Amur maple tree is a moderate-growing, drought-tolerant, cold-hardy tree that thrives in non-salty, acidic soils. They do wonderfully at higher altitudes and create bright bursts of color in autumn. The tree tends to remain relatively small with a typical maximum height of 18-25 feet or so, and a spread of no more than 18 feet. It is appropriate for plant hardiness zones 3-8. It does require at least four to six hours of sunlight daily and is a good option for areas with full sun exposure.
This is not a typical bare-trunk-with-big-canopy type of tree. It appears more shrublike and is sometimes actually classified as a large shrub. It can be trained into a tree shape if desired. Deer do eat it, and the tree is often used as part of a windbreak and along garden borders where you want a lot of colors, both vivid green in summer and fiery red and yellow in autumn. The tree has been marked as potentially invasive in some areas of the U.S. Midwest due to the number of seeds it produces and its robust growth.
Outside of these areas, however, the tree is a common sight, often used in commercial landscaping and along roadsides where salt will not be used in winter. Because of its large, shrubby form, it can create a lot of localized shade for lower plants. If you've got anything growing that you want to protect from the afternoon sun, a stand of Amur maples planted to the west might work. The tree also provides shelter for birds and food for squirrels. It could be a beautiful cover for an older fence toward the far end of a yard, for example, because its eye-catching colors could provide visual interest from afar.