Helpful Gardening Tips
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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.
Willow Tree Types
Willow trees (genus Salix) are a large family of deciduous trees and shrubs. They are also known as sallows with the shrub variety being called osiers in some regions. All willows have high concentrations of salicylic acid in their bark, and they are known for their hardiness and adaptability. The most popular and some of the most well-known types of willows are weeping willow trees, the sandbar willow, and the black willow.
Weeping Willow (Salix babylonica)
When most people think of willow trees, they likely think of the weeping willow, which is sometimes referred to as the Babylon willow. Weeping willow trees are a dramatic, ornamental variety of large tree. They are very fast-growing and can be grown quickly from cuttings. The tree originated in Asia - not Babylon - and was traded along the Silk Road, spreading throughout Europe and eventually the Americas. The name comes from the long pendulous branches and leaves that droop toward the ground and give the tree a sad, "weeping" appearance.
Sandbar Willow Trees (Salix exigua)
The sandbar willow is a medium-sized clumping, shrub variety of willow, sometimes called the narrow leaf or coyote willow. Sandbar willow trees are native to North America, unlike weeping willow trees, and have the most extensive range of all American willows. They are known for growing naturally along riverbanks and other marsh regions from Alaska to Mexico. The leaves of sandbar willow trees are gray-green with distinctive silky white hairs.
Black Willow (Salix nigra)
Black willow trees are another species of willow native to North America - the widest native variety of willow. The black willow has a rich history with its roots and bark being used by Native Americans in traditional medicines to treat an array of ailments. Black willow trees get their name from the color or their bark, which is dark brown to black. Black Willow trees feature dark-green leaves that fade to yellow-green in the fall. They are quite hardy, capable of growing in very moist regions, and they are often used to prevent erosion and remove toxins from soil.