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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.
Star Magnolia Tree Seeds (25)
The magnolia star tree, magnolia stellata, is a beautiful tree native to Japan, and the cultivation of this plant began in 1862. It can be grown as either a small tree or a shrub.
It grows well in Hardiness Zones 4-8, which is practically anywhere in the contiguous 48 states except the hotter areas of the South and West, with a mature height of 15 to 20 feet and a mature width of 10 to 15 feet. It grows at a moderately slow rate, with height increases between 1 and 2 feet a year.
The soil preference of a magnolia star tree is varied and includes acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained, and clay soils. The tree can survive some flooding and drought, but does not like to be too wet. This tree needs a minimum of four hours of direct sun each day because the full sun and partial shade suit it best. Full sun results in the best flowering.
The buds of the star magnolia are large and fuzzy. Depending on your location, between late February and April, springtime brings beautiful fragrant white flowers, roughly 3 to 4 inches in diameter. These flowers are star-shaped, which is where the tree gets its name. Typically, a flower has 12 to 18 petals, each roughly 2 inches in length. Sometimes these flowers also contain hints of pink, but they are predominately white.
Because of its early blossoming, the Star Magnolia is prone to late frosts, so some shelter may be necessary depending on location.
Otherwise, this tree features dark green oblong leaves, typically 2 to 4 inches in length. The bark of this tree is a dark, smooth, gray. The overall shape of this plant is an oval pyramid. In late summer, this tree produces a cone-shaped aggregate of follicles, around 2 inches long. These pink fruit later become orange seeds in autumn. Overall, this tree is beautiful year-round because of its different seasonal features.
Star Magnolia is easy to care for. In landscaping, these trees are specimen trees or found in foundation plantings. Buds form on old wood, so keep that in mind when pruning. Pruning is necessary, however, if you wish the plant to be a tree rather than a shrub.