Bare Root Trees in Winter Are Known As Sleeping Beauties

Posted by Tammy Sons on 31st Jan 2016

By Tammy Sons

Friday, March 4

Bare Root Trees Are Sleeping Trees

It can be startling when you first get a bare root tree in the mail. You open it up, and honestly, for all intents and purposes, it looks dead. And not just dead, but dead as a doornail. First off, don't worry. Your plant is just dormant, or sleeping.

It's actually the BEST time to ship it, believe it or not. Since the plant is dormant during shipping, it does not get shocked from the changes in light or temperature. When you carefully plant it, add moisture, and proper conditions, it will wake up from its hibernation and greet you with a sleepy stretch, new leaves and a face turned toward the sun. Callicarpa Americana which has incredibly ornamental purple berries is available in our tree nursery.