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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.
|Ships November through April|
Silky Dogwood Seedlings - Cornus Amomum
The Cornus amomum, known across eastern North America as the silky dogwood, is a deciduous shrub found in moist, lowland conditions. The silky dogwood can reach up to 12 feet in height, blooming in the mid-summer months with its distinctive yellowy white flower. The seedlings of this shrub need to be placed in wet, but well-drained, soils. The seedlings will survive in partial sunlight but are the best set in partial, to nearly full, shade.
For cultivation purposes, the silky dogwood seedlings should be planted with several inches of mulch, shading roots from the summer heat, and preventing moisture evaporation. The branches of the growing shrub will need trimming. They are prone to droop towards the ground where they can take root, forming dense thickets. In the late summer, usually around August, the flowers of the silky dogwood transform into pearly, blue drupes that resemble berries. The berries aren't for human consumption but are a feast for bird-lovers, attracting an assortment of avian friends. The silk dogwood seedlings aren't known for their decorative or ornamental qualities, but are a great addition to wetland vistas, and are helpful in combatting the erosive nature of streams and ponds.
Apart from the spring flowers and summer fruits, the silky dogwood has 3 and a half-inch, oval leaves that remain a medium-green hue throughout the year.
The veins of the dogwood's leaves have a distinct and noticeable curve, as well. This shrub isn't known for its vibrant fall colors but in specific regions can take on a burgundy tint in late autumn, before losing its leaves. The back of the shrub's leaves, lined with a velvety layer of hair, gives this dogwood its silky reputation. The reddish stems and branches to add a small dose of color to the dogwood's appearance.
The Silky Dogwood Seedlings will also require daily watering until the shrub takes root.
At that point, the hearty dogwood will usually thrive on its own.