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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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Witch Hazel Shrub - Hamamelis
Witch Hazel Shrub is a beautiful addition to any garden. When other plants are preparing for their winter sleep, common witch hazel awakens in a burst of gold foliage and yellow, orange, and red flowers. These flowers have a spidery appearance. The leaves are oval and around 4 inches in length. The eastern variant of witch hazel most often blooms near the end of winter around mid-January.
Witch Hazel Shrub are sometimes used along fence lines for privacy purposes.
Both options offer fragrant and beautiful foliage. The fragrance of witch hazel is a pleasant mix of spicy and herbal. Witch hazel reaches maturity after a year of growth. They have a unique method of seed dispersal where the seed pods explode with an audible pop and fling the seeds up to 40 ft away. Many species of birds enjoy these seeds as food. Bees hunting for food late in the season are also attracted to this fragrant bloomer. Witch hazel’s history and medicinal uses make for good conversation topics. The twigs of the tree were used as dowsing rods by the early settlers of the Americas. Its leaves and bark were boiled and used as an astringent and beauty product by Native Americans. Witch hazel is still used in the same fashion by many people today. This makes it particularly favorite among herbalists for their gardens, but the average person can still enjoy the beauty and fragrance of this shrub. The whimsical witch hazel is sure to brighten up any fall or winter day. These deciduous shrubs grow to a height of 10-25 ft tall at a growth rate of 1-2 ft per year. Pruning this shrub shortly after it flowers will keep growth minimal if space is an issue. The spread of this shrub can reach around 12 ft. They perform best in an area that receives at least 4 hours of sunlight.
Witch Hazel Shrub require free-draining soil and an adequate supply of moisture.
Acid soil is best for them, but they can thrive on neutral ground. When first introducing witch hazel to an area, it’s good to add organic and compost matter to the field. Once these shrubs are fully settled into your garden, they do not require much tending except in drought-prone areas where watering is needed.
Witch Hazel Shrub