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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.

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Box Elder- Acer Negundo 3 Feet In Height When Shipped

Box Elder Maple Tree - Acer negundo

Certain Native American tribes used the Box Elder Maple Tree's sweet sap as a form of sugar. This fast-growing tree lives up to sixty years with mature growth up to 50-80 feet. It is famous as a shade tree in landscaping. Native to North America, the hardiest growing zones are 3-8 with plenty of sunlight. There are many famous names including, ash-leaved maple, box-elder, and maple ash. It is the only member of the maple family to have compound leaves with three to seven leaflets. The box-elder maple name was derived from its white wood similar to boxwood and its leaf formation that reminds one of an elder tree.

Boxwood Elder Maple can have a single large trunk up to 20" in diameter or split into several smaller branches

Flowering in the spring, the blooms are without petals, yellow-green in color, and dioecious. Seed pods prolifically form in the fall and are called Samaras. The pods are less than an inch long and can remain on the tree during the winter. Their leaves are light green, turning to yellow in the fall. Cultivators can be found that give golden or pink-tinged fall foliage.

The seeds are a food source for birds and squirrels being favored by the evening grosbeak. Wood fiber from this tree is used to make fiberboard and decorative items for the home such as turned bowls, writing pens, and wooden stemware. Native Americans tribes had many uses for this tree, some considered sacred. Decoctions were made from the inner bark that was used as an emetic for healing as well as charcoal made from the wood used for tattooing or ceremonial markings. Candy was made mixing the sugary sap with scrapings from animal hides. The oldest native flutes found were made from box elder maple trees.