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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.
Japanese Black Pine Tree Seeds (50)
If you are looking for a pine tree that is very tolerant of salt spray, then the Japanese black pine may be the perfect choice for you. This native of Japan and Korea is a beautiful tree because of the sharp contrast between its bright-green needles and its extremely dark bark.
The Japanese black pine can easily be grown in zones five through eight. Therefore, almost everyone in the United States, except along the western seacoast, the Southeastern United States, and the far north, should be able to grow this shade tree.
When this tree reaches maturity, it can grow up to 100 feet tall. In most settings, however, this tree will grow to be between 20 and 30 feet tall.
This tree usually is about 25 to 30 feet wide when it is fully mature. It has a pyramidal shape, so it has wider branches at the bottom than at the top.
The Japanese pine tree is tolerant of many different growing conditions. This sun-loving tree will grow in almost any soil, including alkaline and acidic soil. While it prefers to grow in moist conditions, it can withstand dry conditions. Many have used this tree in sandy conditions to stop erosion, but it also grows in clay and loamy soil.
The flowers on this tree are almost unnoticeable. Male and female flowers are found on the same tree, but not the same flower. The needles on this tree are dark green and stiff. They are held in bands of two by a rigid silvery strip that can be up to 0.5-inches wide, creating an interesting contrast with this tree’s dark gray rough bark. The dark-green glossy needles stay on the tree for about 4.5 years, and they can grow to be up to 4.5-inches long.
There is a fascinating contrast in the female and male pinecones found on this tree. Female pinecones are scaled and grow to be between 1.5-and-3-inches long. Female pinecones take approximately two years to reach maturity. The male pinecones develop on the tips of spring growth with 12-to-20 cones appearing in a clump. They are tiny, with most not getting over 1-inch long.
The Japanese black pine tree is useful in many different settings. This tree is easy to prune, so it is often used in large bonsai projects. In warmer parts of the Eastern United States coast, it has been used to stop beach erosion. The interesting contrast between its bark and evergreen needles makes it an attractive tree. Many homeowners choose to plant along the street because of its ability to withstand salt spray.