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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.
Chinese Chestnut Tree - Castanea mollissima - Height Shipped 2-3 Feet
Chinese Chestnut tree, Castanea mollissima, is aptly named for its original home, mainland China. It is a deciduous tree that can grow anywhere from forty to sixty feet tall in maturity. The tree is resistant to the common Chestnut blight and tolerates common pests such as deer, which is beneficial for the lifespan of the tree. The Chinese Chestnut tree grows well in hardiness zones 4 through 7 and prefers a well-drained soil type with a pH between 5.5-6.5 (slightly acidic to neutral). After planting, this tree will grow two to three feet annually. It takes the Chinese Chestnut about three to five years to produce fruit after planting, which is more than most trees take to flower and produce fruit. Because this tree is apt to produce fruit, it is essential to remember to cultivate an outdoor space that is amenable to pollinator life.
Because this tree is a medium-sized, low-canopy type, it provides shade for those hot afternoons. The Chinese Chestnut tree's leaves are beautiful, dark green and average about a half-foot in length (five to eight inches). This deciduous tree not only provides a spot of shade but also produces beautiful flowers that are mellow, yellow-white. After these showy flowers fall, they are replaced by hardened chestnuts of beautiful brown color. In your backyard or garden, these low-lying trees are an excellent addition because they are low maintenance and gorgeous to view. In particular, the large leaves provide a talking point because they are oblong and very shiny; providing a different look than the traditional deciduous trees of the United States. In the fall, the leaves go from a vibrant green to a calm yellow and brown before shedding. In landscaping, this tree can be a beautiful centerpiece of your outdoor space or can be used to fill in the outside of your area for a beautiful, lush perimeter.