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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.
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Red Osier Dogwood Shrub - Cornus sericea
The Red Osier Dogwood shrub inherits its name from the Latin words 'cornus,' meaning 'horn,' and 'sericea,' meaning 'clothed in silken hair.' In summer time, the shrub produces green leaves of 2-5 inches in size. The leaves turn into a reddish-purple color in the fall, and a vibrant red color in the winter time. The branches are loose and very skinny in size, growing upward. Through each season, only the leaves change colors, and the stems stay red. Growing in a round shape, the shrub produces white blooms and white berries in the summer time.
Red Osier Dogwood Shrub are very loose in size
The white berries are a favorite snack for many species of birds. Even though birds enjoy its bounty, the tree is deer resistant.
Because the Red Osier Dogwood grows in hardy zones 2-7, the plant is highly adaptable and forgiving for even the less experienced gardener. It prefers full sun, but does well in part shade(at least 4 hours of full sun) as well. The soil requirements are acidic to alkaline soil that is wet, for the Red Osier does not prefer dry soil.
Red Osier Dogwood Shrubs grow in wide length.
This is why they are frequently found in swamp areas around the United States.
The mature height for a Red Osier Dogwood is 7-9 feet. It grows the fastest vertically, gaining a length of 24 inches each year. The shrub grows up to 10 feet wide; but its growth is a much slower rate from side to side.
For landscaping, the Red Osier Dogwood is best used as a hedge for privacy or decoration. Many people prefer it for their wintertime foliage, as the bright red color of the tree contrasts with the white snow, making for a festive yard. Some gardeners have even used this tree as a lovely addition to rain gardens, because of the moist climate and wet soil.