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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.
Rubus trivial, or dewberries, are similar in appearance to wild blackberries. The ripe berries have a delicious, sweet-tart flavor that is perfect for pies and preserves, or when eaten fresh. Unlike blackberries, dewberry often stems root when the tip of the stem touches the ground. In early spring, delicate white flowers appear, giving the mounded tickets vibrant color until the flowers are replaced with berries.
Wild dewberry has a shrubby appearance, with slender stems that reach about two feet high. The stems often curve toward the ground when berries are present, giving the thorny-stemmed thicket a mounded look. Early berries look like classic red raspberries but deepen to a dark purple when mature. Like other plants in the rubus family, the light green leaves have jagged, saw-toothed edges.
Dewberries thrive in hardiness zones six through nine. To grow wild dewberries, plant seedlings four feet apart in a sunny location after all danger of frost has passed. The plant thrives when all competition is removed from the surrounding area. Native to floodplains and swamplands, wild dewberries are flood-resistant and can withstand both moist and dry soil conditions.
Choose soil that is well-drained, slightly acidic, and slightly dry for optimum berry production. Wild dewberry propagates readily in open areas, such as clear-cut fields, making the plant ideal for ground cover plantings. The dense shrubs are also a nice addition to border plantings and in edible gardens. Birds and other wildlife are attracted to the ripe berries, making the shrub a welcome addition to native gardens where wildlife is encouraged to visit.
Typically, new seedlings produce berries after three to five years. In warmer regions, dewberries ripen in mid to late spring but can be found until mid-summer in some regions. After the growing season ends, cut the stems back to encourage new growth the following year.