Helpful Gardening Tips
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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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Crape Myrtle Shrubs
Crape Myrtle Shrubs Information
The crape myrtle is a very showy and blooming plant, and it originates from Asia. As the years have gone by, it has become an increasingly popular choice of hedge throughout the United States, due to its beauty. People will mainly see the crepe myrtle as popular within the Southern climates. The crepe myrtles come in a variety of colors: Which include:
When They Bloom - Crape Myrtle Plants
What makes the crape myrtle a popular shrub is that when they bloom, they bloom for between 60-120 days making it one of the world's longest flowering trees. A person can extend the red, pink, white and purple blooming by doing what is referred to as deadheading. This is where the dead blossoms are removed from the tree. This can lead to a second or even a third round of blooming.
What Can Crepe Myrtle Shrubs Be Used For?
Crepe myrtle shrubs can be used for a decorative border or even a privacy hedge. One of the great things about this shrub is that it does not mind being confined to tight spaces, so it would also be great for being used within tight spaces. It is a great shrub that would look amazing when greeting your company as they are driving onto your property. Another one of the great things about the crepe myrtle is that, besides being a shrub that blooms for an extended period, it is also hardy and highly disease resistant plant. People will also find that it is a fast grower. The crepe myrtle can grow several feet within a single growing season.
What Needs To Be Kept In Mind
The one thing that people need to keep in mind with the crepe myrtle is that this shrub should not be over fertilized. Over-fertilizing this plant will lead to new foliage and fewer flowers.
The crepe myrtle is the type of plant that does excellently within the hardy zones seven and nine. The one thing that needs to be kept in mind is that the crepe myrtle often does not survive the harsher winters of zone seven. Crepe myrtles are plants that love the warmer climates, but they might not be the best hedge for the colder climates.
When it comes to the soil requirements for the crepe myrtle, the thing that a person has to keep in mind is that a soil pH should be between 5.0 and 6.5 for the best results.
When To Plant
Knowing when to plant is essential if a person wants the best results with their crepe myrtle. An individual should plant their crepe myrtle four weeks before the first frost in the fall of the year. When watering this plant, it is best to use a hose and not a sprinkler.
The crepe myrtle will reach a maximum mature height of around 20 to 30 feet. This is a big shrub when it reaches its mature height. However, there are different varieties of crepe myrtle, and an individual can get a plant of smaller height if they desire. Choosing a type that does not require as much pruning ensures that an individual receives the best results if they are new to shrubs.