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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.
Plum Trees 2-3 Feet In Height When Shipped
KV Flowering Plum - Prunus cerasifera
The KV, or ‘Krauter Vesuvius,’ flowering plum tree is a stunning, painterly addition to a yard or garden. Welcoming spring with an impressive all-over display of flowers and producing intensely pigmented leaves, the KV flowering plum delivers color from the emergence of its first buds to the fall of its last autumn foliage.
In spring, deep pink buds open into billowy, fragrant, pale pink flowers that cover the branches and draw essential pollinators. Dark red leaves with an ovate shape and slightly serrated edge emerge before the flowers fall, deepening gradually through summer to a saturated burgundy. After its dramatic flowering phase, trees can produce small, edible fruits that attract many birds and other wildlife. It’s broad spread, and domed or rounded shape provides excellent shade during months of the warm summer sun.
Hardy from zones five to eight, the KV flowering plum can withstand cold winters and hot summers. It will grow well in moderately fertile loam, clay, or sandy soil and is unfussy about soil pH provided it has moisture and good drainage. A tolerance of pollutants makes this tree is suitable for placement in a city garden as it is in the country.
Growing up to 24 inches annually and reaching a mature size of 20 feet tall and 15 to 20 feet wide, this tree provides terrific shade as a single specimen and is also a right choice for borders and hedges. It grows well in partial shade or full sunlight but will show its brightest colors when receiving six to eight hours of full daylight daily. Prune in late winter to control the shape of the tree and promote vigorous new growth.
The KV flowering plum is a popular choice for Japanese, traditional, and informal gardens. Its beautiful, long-lasting foliage integrates well into many styles of landscaping, providing shelter, color, and contrast in a flexible and low-maintenance plant.
Thundercloud Plum - Prunus cerasifera
Bask in the shade of this majestic tree! The Thundercloud Plum, also known as The Flowering Plum Tree and The Cherry Plum, is from the species Prunus cerasifera and is native to western Asia and southeastern Europe. This magnificent, upright-spreading tree grows to a height of 15-25 feet, and the purple foliage retains its color throughout the growing season, making it a favorite ornamental landscape tree. This magnificent tree has a showy presence, whether in bloom or not.
Because The Thundercloud Plum is a versatile deciduous tree with a moderate growth rate, it is ideal for use as a single specimen plant or hedges or screens. The tree yields fragrant 5-petaled flowers in early spring that are white to light pink, and are a beautiful contrast to its dark-colored serrate, ovate leaves. These flowers give way to small, deep-red edible fruit (cherry plums measuring 1” in diameter) that attract beautiful birds, colorful butterflies, and wildlife to your garden.
The Thundercloud Plum is best grown in full sun or partial shade, where the hues of its breathtaking foliage change from ruby-red in the spring to dark reddish-purple in the summer. However, the deep purple color of the leaves is best achieved in full-sun locations. The tree is best grown in zones 4-9, with most varieties doing best in zones 5-8. Because of the tree’s majestic span, the plants should be spaced 20-25’ apart. The Thundercloud Plum can be planted in any moist, moderately-fertile, well-drained soil, and It requires regular watering when first planted. After the plant is established, it can be watered deeply and less frequently. It is recommended that you water it every 5 minutes for every foot of height. Also, to keep the tree vigorous and productive, pruning is required in late winter.
American Plum - Prunus americana
Fragrant spring flowers, deep summer shade, stunning fall color, and delicious fruit? The American plum tree has it all. Large clusters of white flowers emerge in spring and provide a feast for helpful garden pollinators. The summer foliage is dark green with glossy, ovate leaves that turn to shades ranging from gold to scarlet in the fall. The American plum can grow as a single-trunked specimen or a multi-trunked shrub, forming dense thickets and spreading via root suckers. Its slender limbs have reddish-brown bark and can sprout 2 to 3-inch thorns. The delicious, juicy fruits of the American plum ripen bright red in August or September and can be eaten fresh or used in baking, jams, jellies, and wine.
The American plum is hardy in zones 3 to 8, tolerating the cold winters and hot summers of its native area in the American Midwest. It grows up to 24 inches annually and reaches a mature size of 15 to 20 feet high and wide. Its spreading root system makes it a right candidate for erosion control, though it should be pruned to control its growth if necessary. This tree prefers dry to moderately moist loam, clay, or sandy soil, is drought-tolerant, and can withstand several days of flooding. It will bloom and fruit in full sun or partial shade.
Being easy to care for and producing pretty flowers and edible fruit make this tree an excellent garden performer. It can be grown as a small, single plant or used in screens and hedges, and its short stature makes it suitable for growth around utility lines. The fruits will draw birds and other wildlife to the garden in late summer and fall. It is hardy adaptable to various kinds of landscapes with value as a fruit-bearing and ornamental plant.