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.
|Ships November through April|
Winterberry Bush - Ilex verticillata
Winterberry Shrub is a native plant. This shrub provides a beautiful addition to autumn landscapes, as the bush draws a variety of animals, including birds, squirrels, rabbits, and deer, to its berry-laden branches. In landscaping, winterberry is used to create borders, as a groundcover in mass plantings, or as a specimen plant in native gardens. The bright clusters of berries are the main attraction, but hard-to-see white flowers and deep green, glossy leaves that appear in late spring or early summer. To encourage berry production, plant at least one male cultivar on the property.
Winterberry Bush is a perfect plant.
A single male has the potential to fertilize a large number of female plants, but the male and female bushes should be located within 50 feet of each other to ensure pollination. The berries appear in mid-autumn and persist through early winter, and usually look like red, yellow or orange clusters on the stems. The seeds are highly visible once the bright yellow leaves fall off the bush in autumn, which may help attract songbirds and animals until the seeds are gone. Winterberry bushes are very hardy and can withstand a variety of growing conditions, including sandy, compacted and wet soils with poor drainage. As a native plant, the bush is found in marshy, moist areas and prefers slightly acidic soils. When grown in alkaline soil, the leaves may be yellow. The shrub has a slow rate of growth and reaches about three to five feet high and three to five feet wide at maturity. To shape the bush, prune it in winter, and remove suckers in spring or summer unless the shrub is planted to produce ground cover as a mass planting.
To create hedgerows, plant the Winterberry Bush in a row at least five feet apart, and plant one male every 40 to 50 feet.