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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|
Mountain Maple - Acer Spicatum
Mountain Maple is a small tree.
Mountain Maple is used to produce leather.
The French zoologist and botanist, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, provides the plant classification code LAM. He is most famous for his theory that plants and trees acquire inherited traits. Interestingly, the original name of this particular species was Acer montanum, but maples later moved to the Sapindaceae family and were renamed. The mountain maple is often compared to the striped maple, but there are major differences such as the stripes and the flower racemes. The mountain maple has no stripes and the racemes are straight, not curved as in the striped maple. From a distance the trees look similar, because the thin stripes of the striped maple are not easily visible from a distance. The mountain rich maple's sap is sweet and boiled to make maple syrup, especially in New England and Canada. The bark is also valuable for its tannin quality used to manufacture leather. There were many ancient remedies derived from the mountain maple and some still used today.