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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.
Mulberry Trees Height Shipped is 2-3 Feet
White Mulberry - Morus Alba
The White Mulberry is a mid-sized tree that is native to Asia. These trees have a short trunk with a thin layer of bark that can sometimes show a yellowish or reddish hue. Expect many little twigs that come together into a broad round-shaped crown. Leaves on a White Mulberry can grow up to 6 inches in length and have a pale underside with three central veins. They also have coarse teeth and a pointed tip surrounding five lobes. Leaves are edible and have often been cooked and used in dishes as a vegetable or steamed into teas. White Mulberries are a hardy tree that is fast-growing and can tolerate any soil type. They even deal well with toxins from other trees like the Black Walnut, salt content, and higher acidity or alkalinity. This tree can also endure heat and drought conditions once they have been established. They grow best in zones 3-9 and prefer a spot in the full sun, though they can still grow exceptionally well in partial shade. At maturation, the common White Mulberry should reach approximately 30 to 50 feet in height. This tree is dioecious meaning there are female trees that produce fruit and maple trees that do not. Little pale green flowers will appear in the spring on both male and female plants. Thus, if you like the tree’s appearance without the mess of the berries, you are still able to include this beautiful tree into your landscape design. The fruit bore by the female plant starts a pale whitish-pink that eventually turns into a dark purple berry. They are a sizeable globe-like shape similar to a blackberry, are very sweet, and grow to about a half inch to three-quarters of an inch in length. The White Mulberry is an excellent addition to your garden if you are looking to attract birds to your yard. The berries are a tasty treat for both you and the birds. Plus, its thick leafy crown is high for a protective nesting spot and an excellent focal point.
Russian Mulberry - Prunus Americana
The Russian Mulberry, like many other Mulberry trees, is valued for its distinct aesthetic and ornamental properties. It produces elongated fruit with a deep black, almost purple and red mix of color, similar to a blackberry or raspberry in appearance. Its leaves show a precise saw-tooth shape along its edges — a common mulberry characteristic. The Russian Mulberry is most successful in plant hardiness zones 5 to 9 but can be found in plant hardiness zone 4 as well. In other words, this is a sturdy tree that can withstand drought and grow within a wide variety of soil types, even saltier soils along with coastal locations. A mature Russian Mulberry can reach anywhere from 35, to upwards of 50 feet tall when fully grown. With that in mind, make sure that there is plenty of room for your Mulberry to grow, without overcrowding other tree varieties within your landscape. The Russian Mulberry will grow relatively quickly compared to other trees. It will continue to grow in what appears to be a more organic fashion, having an appearance that looks more gangly and unpruned. An excellent look for your natural landscape design or cottage garden aesthetic. The fruit is edible and is often made into homemade wine, and is guaranteed to attract local bird populations. The early spring flowers are what are known as catkins, and are not typically enjoyed as a showpiece for one's landscape, but do serve the purpose of self-pollinating effectively. The mature leaves will have a yellow-green to pale green color throughout the summer and into the fall. In addition to its abundance of useful fruit, and it's the rugged and natural look, it can be planted strategically to provide what is known as a shelter belt. This could be used to provide a barrier against strong winds. Without question, the Russian Mulberry can be a genuinely long-lasting, low maintenance, and versatile addition to your landscape.