Stakes For Zone 8

Live Stakes

Pagoda Dogwood Live Stakes

Pagoda Dogwood live stakes are high to use because they are very easy to grow and the roots are known to be strong. When planting live stakes, it is best to plant them during the average dormant period for the Dogwood. They thrive best in hardiness zones 3 through 7. Live stakes are usually a little over a foot long. If at all possible, they should also be planted within 24 hours of being cut from the parent tree. Live stakes should only be 5 percent of the parent tree. When planting the stakes, they need to be planted so only half of the stake is sticking out from the ground. The best way to place a stake in the field is with a rubber mallet. This will help the stake from becoming damaged. They need to be kept moist throughout the whole growing season to survive. Otherwise, there is very little maintenance is necessary except to make sure that invasive vegetation is not taking over the stake. Once the stake begins to sprout, they will proliferate. When fully developed, the trees will reach to be approximately 20 feet in height and almost twice the size.


Hackberry Stakes

The hackberry stakes plant also known as the Celtis is one of the many in the plant kingdom. The hackberry stakes is a medium sized plant as it only grows to about 25 meters high. This is still pretty high compared to our standards as the tree towers nearly 82 feet above the earth. In springtime, the hackberry produces flowers which varies between male and female plants. The Celtis also produces delicious fruits which can be consumed when ripe. Having a dry yet sweet and sugary taste this plant is an excellent source of substances for finding in the wild. The fruit is a type of berry that is small and averages around 8 mm in diameter. The Celtis is most prevalent in the North Hemisphere of the world, however, can be found in a few parts of South America and Africa. Green is the lovely color that adorns this species of plant and has little-known fact most people do not know. The secret or little-known fact is that the hackberry is an extension of the hemp family also known as Cannabaccea. This trait may be the reason that the hackberry is basically drought resistant.