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.
Maple Tree Varieties
Maples are fast growing trees that are easy to care for and thrive in challenging climates, which makes them a popular option among gardeners. They are even considered invasive in some environments. There are a variety of different types of maples including close to 130 different species with some of the most common being: red maple, silver maple, and sugar maple. Each of these three types has its unique advantages.
Not only does this maple tree variety display gorgeous red leaves in autumn, but its flowers, stems, twigs, and seeds are red as well. Its deep crimson hue makes it a favorite ornamental tree, but these trees are commonly grown for lumber as well. These trees are fast-growing and thrive in both full sun and shade. They are hardy and adapt well to many different soils. They are recommended for zones 4 through 10.
Red Sunset Maple
The colors of this variety make it a highly desirable ornamental tree. They are among the first trees to change colors in the fall, and their colors are breathtaking when they do. Not only can the owner count on stunningly brilliant autumn colors, but the red stems and twigs will lend a punch of crimson all winter long. These trees are recommended for zones 3 through 8.
This is one of the fastest-growing varieties of maple trees. They can be expected to grow several feet a year until they reach full maturity, which can be as tall as 100 feet. Their rapid growth makes them a popular maple variety for the lumberyard, and they make up the majority of soft maple wood products. They get their name from the silver sheen on the underside of their leaves. These silvery undersides create a pleasing effect as the leaves flutter in the breeze. Their thick, lush leaves make them a popular choice for shade trees. Because they can withstand long periods of flooding easily, they are ideal for low wetlands. They are known to thrive even in poor soil and are easily transplanted. They are recommended for zones 3 through 9.
These trees have sweeter sap than other maple tree varieties. While different types are sometimes used to make maple syrup, the best quality syrup is harvested from these trees. Plus, less sap is needed to make a gallon of maple syrup because the sap is sweeter. They are perfect for anyone hoping to tap trees and harvest their natural sweetness. However, this process requires growing more than one of these maple trees because one tree can be expected to yield about 10 gallons per tap, and it takes about 40 gallons of sap to produce one gallon of maple syrup. These trees prefer colder climates and are commonly seen in parts of Canada, the New England states, and the Great Lake states. Proper temperatures are a crucial part of the sap-producing process.
October Glory Maple
Of all the red maples, the October Glories are the reddest. Their leaves are among the last to fall at the end of autumn for long-lasting enjoyment. They are often planted in urban landscapes as their hearty constitution allows them to withstand the smog and pollution that can sometimes choke out weaker trees. Due to their vibrant colors and easy maintenance, they are mainly used as ornamental or shade trees. They are recommended for zones 5 through 8.