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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.
Eastern Cottonwood Tree- Height Shipped 3 Feet
Eastern Cottonwood - Populus deltoides
Regal and erect, the eastern cottonwood is an impressive, long-living tree that increases and can reach towering mature heights. Its full green leaves provide ample shade, and its spacious canopy offers a home to birds and small mammals. The triangular, almost heart-shaped leaves are vibrant green in summer and shine gold during the autumn months. Mature trees have grey-brown bark with deep vertical furrows that give the trunks a characteristic rugged appearance.
Eastern cottonwoods are valued for their speedy growth, putting on as much as eight feet of height yearly. At maturity, they will be 70 to 100 feet tall and spread 50 to 70 feet. As such, they need ample growing space and prefer the full sunlight granted by an open area in which to stretch their branches. In return, this tree will provide you with cool summer shade and beautiful foliage to enjoy spring through fall. They need adequate moisture and can tolerate growing in wet soil. While loamy soils are the eastern cottonwood’s favorite, they are unfussy and can grow in the land of almost any makeup and pH. They are hardy in zones 3 to 8, tolerating deep cold in the winter and hot summers, and require no pruning or regular maintenance.
A deep drinker with a robust root structure, the eastern cottonwood is an ideal choice for growing along riverbanks or planting for erosion control in wet areas. It is an excellent shade tree and a commanding ornamental, providing a beautiful vertical anchor for a landscape. The orange fruits of the cottonwood draw many species of birds, and many other types of wildlife are attracted to the shelter or tender young shoots in spring. A stand of high aspens adds both visual interest and utility to the space they occupy, growing into grand heirloom trees.