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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|
Sweet Gum Tree Seedlings
The sweetgum tree, also sometimes known as the redgum or star-leaved gumtree. In the wild, the tree can grow as high as 150 feet. It’s a deciduous tree with dark green palmate leaves that have pointed lobes. The lobes of a leaf usually number between five and seven. Sweetgum zones include most of the continental U.S. except for portions of the northern Midwest and the most northern parts of New England. It is native to the warm climate of the Southeast and also grows in Mexico and Central America. The sweetgum can grow in various types of soil and range from sandy to moist. In premium conditions, it will likely increase somewhere between one to two feet each year. The fruits of the tree, buried ball-shaped capsules that carry its seeds, reach maturity in fall and stay on the tree during winter.
Sweet Gum Tree Seedlings flowers in April or May.
It has a distinctive twig growth that has led people to describe the twigs as “wings.” The sweetgum is popular for a variety of reasons. Its beautiful colored leaves in the fall, typically yellow, red or even purple, can be quite bright and add much loveliness to the landscape. It’s also a good shade tree, and its hardwood is one of the most popular types of hardwood lumber in the U.S., next to oak. The fine-grained wood has interesting colored streaks in it, which can make it a good lumber for furniture making and flooring, especially since it polishes well. Its timber is sometimes called satin walnut. The wood can also be pulped to make paper or used in basket making. The name sweetgum probably comes from the resin inside the gray bark which American pioneers used to scrape off and chew. Sometimes parts of the tree were used to make soaps and adhesives, though today it is mostly valued for its wood and its beauty. The tree is considered to have a “pyramidal” shape that gets rounded as the tree grows older, resulting in a sort of oval. Sweetgum trees attract some different birds, including finches, sparrows, bobwhites, mourning doves and turkeys. Squirrels and chipmunks also like to eat its fruits and seeds, so it’s a good tree for attracting wildlife to your yard. One interesting fact about the sweetgum is that its genus, which has six species in it, is primarily native to Asia. The first time the tree is mentioned in recorded North American history is a written description of a ceremony involving Cortez and Montezuma.
Sweet Gum Tree Seedling is the only one of the six species that are native to North America.