Stakes For Zone 4
Striped Maple Live Stakes
The Striped Maple Live Stake, also known as Moosewood, is a tree shrub that blooms in late spring and usually stays in bloom through summer. It can be found in Northern America, Canada, and even in the Gaspe' Peninsula of Quebec. The ideal planting season for the striped maple is between October and February. This tall plant grows best in the shade and valleys with medium to full sunlight and has an average growth in height anywhere between 15 to 20 feet high. When planting the striped maple, it is important to plant each in a space measuring approximately 30 feet around.
Sugar Maple Live Stakes
This beautiful plant is a slow growing tree that is an excellent provider of shade. Mainly known for wonderful maple syrup it produces, the sugar maple can also be called "silver maple" in some areas. The sap from these trees is usually collected and used to make and manufacture maple syrup. In summer months, this tree provides vibrant green foliage and will change colors going into the fall. This sturdy tree is sure to be one that will last for decades to come.
Beautiful and Beneficial Witch Hazel Live Stakes
The Witch Hazel plant grows into a tree or small shrub, reaching a mature height of 15-20 feet with its spread also reaching 15-20 feet. The tree blooms October through December making it a perfect fit for the year-round gardener. The fall leaves and blooms are yellow, sometimes with a touch of orange. The enchanting golden leaves and blooms appear at the same time, making for a stunning addition to an ornamental garden or natural area. The bush prefers full sun to partial shade and moist, acidic soil. It grows well in USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8, and its longevity is HP. The dense growing plant is known to attract hummingbirds and is beneficial to other birds for nesting and as a food source. The top grows into a rounded crown that only needs springtime pruning to shape as desired. Lore has it that the bendy twigs of this tree were used as divining rods in Colonial Times. The leaves and bark are still harvested today to make the popular extract used for many medicinal purposes. The plant is native to the North Eastern United States and can even be found growing wild in that area.