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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.
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Tupelo Live Stakes
The Tupelo Tree is sometimes known as the Pioneer's Toothbrush, due to the small, brittle twigs that can break off with a bundle of woody fibers on the end. These twigs were often used to clean the teeth in older days. Another name associated with this tree is the Beetlebung. This name came from the pioneers using the hardwood to create mallets. The mallets were then used to produce barrels containing whale oil which were called beetles.
Tupelo Live Stakes are used as a shade tree.
Today, the Tupelo Tree is used as a shade tree and prized for its splendid foliage. The tree turns a glossy dark green during the summer, and in fall displays incredible colors. The leaves in fall will turn bright red, orange, yellow, scarlet, and you may even see a hint of purple. These unique displays of colors can all appear on the same branch.
The Black Tupelo, also called Black Gum, Sour Gum, or Pepperidge grows in moist woody areas from Maine south to the Gulf Coast, and west to Oklahoma. The trees can grow to a height of 60 feet and have been seen as high as 100 feet.
The Swamp Tupelo, also known as Cotton Gum, or Swamp Gum grows in the swamps of the southeast. They stretch from the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River Valley north to southern Illinois. This variety typically reaches from 80 to 100 feet in height.
Tupelo Live Stakes are used in many hardiness levels.
The Tupelo Tree grows best in USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9. It requires full sun and once established, should receive occasionally watering unless in extreme heat where it will need water more regularly. The average height for a mature tree is 30-50 feet, although; they have been recorded to reach greater heights. It's landscape uses have been listed as; Woodland Garden, Very Wet Areas, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Coastal Exposure, and Specimen.
When planting the Tupelo, it is suggested to provide it with deep, acidic, moist, and well-drained soil. During the first few growing seasons, make sure to water regularly and deeply to establish its roots. Once the tree has established itself, it will prefer evenly moist soil but will be able to tolerate dry spells and heavy moisture. In the spring, you should apply fertilizer and in the winter prune for desired shape and structure.