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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|
American Beech Seedlings
Hardy Planting Zone- It grows in zones 3 to 9.
Bloom Season - Spring is the bloom season.
Bloom Color - American beech has male and female flowers. These can look yellow, green, brown, and reddish.
Height at Maturity - It can grow to be 66 to 120 feet tall.
Soil Type Preferred- It prefers well-watered, rich, well-drained, loose, and acidic soils.
Sun or Shade - It grows in full sun but can tolerate shade.
American beech (Fagus grandifolia) is a medium to a large deciduous tree found naturally in the eastern United States and southeast Canada.
The tree grows slowly, but the right soil will make it grow quicker. It has a shallow, dense root system and can be planted as an ornamental. It has a rounded crown and broad canopy that casts lots of shade. The tree has silver-gray, smooth, and uniform bark. The simple dark green leaves have few teeth and a pointed tip. Winter twigs are slender and long, and the long, thin buds have two rows of scales that overlap.
The tree reproduces through root sprouts and seedlings.
The fruit is a small nut that is borne in pairs in a four-lobed, soft-spined husk. The shell contains 2 to 3 nuts, which mature in the fall and are brown and triangular. These can be eaten by people and wildlife, including caterpillars. The tree doesn't start producing large amounts of nuts until it is around 40 years old.
Beech bark disease happens when the beech scale insects attack the bark and make wounds that become infected by fungi. The tree can die due to a canker. Colonies of beech blight aphids alight on tree branches, and these insects give off honeydew that causes sooty mold to develop. Giant bark aphids and borers can also damage the tree. The tree is susceptible to beech leaf disease. Mature beeches usually have rotten trunks that develop cavities that are used by wildlife.