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.
Southern Magnolia Tree Seeds
Native to Southeast Asia, North, and South America, the Southern Magnolia Tree is a flowering evergreen most commonly known for its large, white flowers that grow upon it every summer.
In the United States, Southern Magnolias grow in more than half the nation from Maryland to Florida and even in Texas. They are easy to grow and thrive in USDA Hardiness Zones 6-10.
It can be quite easy to spot a Southern Magnolia tree because of its brownish-gray trunk and large, oval leaves. The leaves of the Southern Magnolia are thick and shiny. They feel smooth on the top and fuzzy on the bottom side of the leaf. During the spring months, this tree will flower its first beautiful, white flowers that smell sweet.
A mature Southern Magnolia tree grows anywhere from 50 to 90 feet tall and 2 to 4 feet in diameter. What's even more, many Southern Magnolia trees are known to live for 80 to 120 years.
Residentially, Southern Magnolia trees are usually planted as a way to shade homes or as a hedge. Generally very popular in the South, this type of Magnolia tree is very wind-resistant and has been known to stand strong during hurricane season.
Southern Magnolia trees can also be used for timber since its wood is heavy. Often it is used to build furniture, cabinets, and boxes.
Depending on the area where the Southern Magnolia is being grown, you can usually grow this tree in a container until it is big enough to be transplanted into the ground. The best time to transplant this tree is in the late winter or early spring when it is 2 to 4 feet tall. If you reside in a location with warm weather, it can be transplanted in the ground all year round.
When transplanting the Southern Magnolia to the ground be sure to pick a spot that is full sun or part shade. This tree grows best in medium-textured soil at a 4.5-6.5 ph. When planting, it is recommended to plant this tree a few inches above surrounding soil so that its roots grow straight down. Once the tree has been planted it is best to cover it with mulch.
The Southern Magnolia tree does not do well in drought, although it will not survive flooded areas either. So, be sure to keep this tree in soil that is moist, but well-drained.