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.
Pink Blossom Cherry Tree Seeds
The Pink Cherry Blossom Tree
A delicate adornment of semi-double pink flowers lays painted across the sinewy branches of a pink cherry blossom tree. With festivals to honor its mid-Spring bloom, this ornamental and small deciduous tree speaks to the beauty that nature and landscaping can provide. Though its bloom typically occurs in the warmer parts of mid- to late- Spring, it may occur in Fall, as well. Its slightly fragrant flowers attract a variety of birds while in bloom, including the northern cardinal and many bluejays species. The blossoms last for just a short time, usually three weeks, fading from pink to white as they mature.
Mature Shape and Size
The tree shape begins compact and upright. As it ages, the branches spread out, forming the iconic rounded crown shape. Maintenance trimming may be done in winter to give a desired shape and size. Also, to take care of silver leaf, pruning should be done in mid-summer.
Eventually, if placed in a position to thrive, the pink cherry blossom tree may reach a height of 25' to 35' (7.5 m - 10.5 m) and a width of 25' to 40' (7.5 m to 12 m). Each year, depending on conditions, these trees can be expected to grow 1' to 2'. To reach full maturity, pink cherry blossom trees need relatively low maintenance. There are, however, several conditions to keep in mind.
The first parameter to consider is the hardy zones in which they can grow. Using the designated USDA hardy zones, pink cherry blossom trees are well suited for zones 5 - 8, referring to the South, Midwestern portion of the United States. This region covers areas between the Mississippi River and the eastern part of the Rocky Mountains that are just south of Iowa and north of the southernmost portions of Texas.
In general, pink cherry blossom trees prefer full sun and well-drained, but moist soil. Typically, six hours of sunlight a day will produce the healthiest pink cherry blossom tree. The trees are relatively tolerant of the pH level of the soil, growing well in neutral, weakly alkaline, or mildly acidic soil. Additionally, they grow in a variety of soil types, as long as they have excellent drainage. These include chalk, clay, loam, and sand. They should be watered weekly to ensure a moist top layer of soil.
The last note to make in regards to pink cherry blossom conditions is flora competition. These trees do not prefer to share soil nutrients, water, or sunlight. It's best to keep them as a focal point and space them well from other significant plants, trees, and shrubs.