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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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Coral Red Dogwood Shrub
The Coral Red Dogwood shrub has vibrant red bark that is obvious even in the wintertime. This species is native to North America except in the deep South and Midwest region. Because of its bright and colorful branches during a season where most color has been removed, it is usually used as an ornamental plant.
Its leaves are dark green, but white flowers blossom in the summer. Many people enjoy planting several Coral Red Dogwood shrubs in combination with a winter garden. The stark contrast between a gray and white atmosphere with the vibrant red branches looks similar to a Cardinal in winter.
The Coral Red Dogwood is a very adaptable shrub that can thrive in many types of soil. Butterflies are frequently attracted to this type of shrub in the late spring when clusters of white berries ripen. The contrast between the blue-tinged berries, white petals and red twig-like branches produce lots of color for any season.
This type of shrub grows best with full or partial sun. The total shade is not recommended, even though it does well in multiple kinds of soil. The Coral Red Dogwood prefers an organically fertile, drained soil, but as long as it is kept evenly moist, almost any type of soil will work fine.
Although In hot summer climates, this type of plant can be prone to more diseases, it generally does not attract pests. It is easy to manage and is deer resistant. Pruning is not required; however, the winter stems are more vibrant with each new growth. Cutting the stems every few years will help cultivate and preserve color.
The plant family of The Coral Red Dogwood is known as the Cornus. This shrub can grow anywhere from 6 to 9 inches tall with a spread of 8 to 12 inches wide.
Red Dogwood Care
If you wish to prune a Red Dogwood shrub, it is advised to remove approximately a third of the stems at ground level. By cutting out the older and weaker stems, you can make room for new, more colorful stems.
Once the thinning has occurred, trimming can begin. By cutting the stems, the height can be controlled as well as the vibrancy of color. Ideally, the entire shrub can be cut to 9 inches above the ground level. While this does leave a section of bare space in the landscape or garden, it will grow quickly.