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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.
|Ships November through April|
Deerberry Shrub - Vaccinium stamineum
Deer Berry Shrub – Vaccinium stamineum is a close relative to the blueberry and cranberry. The Deer Berry Shrub sprouts a bell-shaped white flower that grows long, yellow stamens. The leaves are a yellow-green color and ovular shaped. The berries are a red wine color with a purple hue.
The deerberry shrub is a various plant that is easily manageable.
Both the flower and leaves are on the smaller side, which adds to the cuteness of the plant. This attractive shrub is a welcome addition to any mixed berry perimeter or shrubbery. It is also used for a more natural landscape as it is an essential part of the diet of many wild animals including chipmunks, songbirds, and white-tailed deer. Known for its resilience, the deerberry shrub can survive long droughts. It prefers sandy soil with a little lime as possible. Once it is established, it can not only survive on as little as 30 inches of water but even prefers drier soil. When first growing, the shrub works best in partial sun, but once it matures, the deerberry shrub can thrive in full sun or partial shade. The plant survives best in a hardy planting zone of anywhere from 5 to 9. Despite a small average height and spread of around 5 feet, a deerberry shrub can be trained to grow taller, with a maximum height of 15 feet. Its crooked and twisted branches give it a unique look, along with its propensity for multiple trunks in a single plant. Training it to grow tall is reasonably straightforward, and its unique look can make it the centerpiece of any garden.
Deerberry is also popular with many bakers. The plant's berry is tart which makes it a favorite for pie fillings or to mix with blueberries as a way to cut the sweetness.