Helpful Gardening Tips
Goes Well With
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|
Red Osier Dogwood - Cornus sericea
The Red Osier Dogwood derives its name from its smooth vibrant red twigs which are most noticeable in the winter after leaves have fallen off. Depending on the season, it can have flat clusters of white sweet-scented flowers, white berries, and green to red-orange colored leaves. This hardy shrub is native to zones 2 to 9, and quickly reaches a height and width of six to eight feet. This flood resistant shrub loves moisture, full to partial sun, any type of soil, and most temperatures as long as it is not hot and dry. In gardens, it is used as a screen, and to attract birds and other Wildlife.
Red Osier Dogwood grows great in soils that are wet and always moist but well drained
Red Osier Dogwood is a Flowering Plant and is native throughout northern and western North America from Alaska east to Newfoundland, south to Durango and Nuevo León in the west, and Illinois and as far east as Virginia. Red Twig Dogwood is very similar to the Silky Dogwood in terms of planting conditions, just like the Silky Dogwood shrub it would fare well and be ideally planted near a downspout disconnected as it is very tolerant to Seasonal Flooding, so most Boggy and Wet Woodland areas would be best for a Red Twig Dogwood Shrub however it is adaptable to most soils but is very Intolerant to Drought and Restricted Water Conditions. Red Twig Dogwood is often used to stop riverbanks eroding because its Root System provides Excellent Soil Retention. The Plateau Indians often ate the Berries it grew to cure Colds, and to Slow Bleeding, It would be best to let the Wildlife engage in the consumption of these Berries.
Red Osier Dogwoods are unique as the stems of these trees and shrubs are reddish as they grow
They look amazing when placed in a garden or natural area. They can be seen rising in wooded areas where lighting and soil conditions are right for them.