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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|
Box Elder Tree
Hardy Planting Zone - 4-9
Bloom Season - April-May
Bloom Color - Yellow
Height at Maturity - 30-50 feet
Soil Type Preferred - sandy loam
Sun or Shade - Sun
The box elder tree, also known as Acer negundo, is a type of maple tree.
This tree is cold hardy and can self-seed aggressively, which is why it is not widely sold. It is also, based on current research, native to the Chicago region of the state of Illinois. This type of tree is often planted in parks and residential areas. It is a deciduous tree so it loses its leaves on a seasonal basis.
A mature box elder tree can grow up to 30 to 50 feet tall.
It requires at least six hours of direct sunlight daily. This tree prefers to be in soil that is moist and well-drained but it will tolerate dry areas, occasional drought, poor drainage, and even occasional flooding. It will also tolerate acidic and alkaline soils. It has moderate tolerance for any salt spray but it is completely intolerant to soil salt. When planting box elder, note that, though it can grow in a wide range of conditions. The boxelder tree typically has brown bark etched with shallow ridges. The tree also has young stems that are green and covered by white outer coats. Additionally, the tree has compound leaves with leaflets that have irregular tooths. The leaves of this tree come in pairs and are around 6-8 inches long. The tree's leaves have a light green color during the summer and do not change much in color during the fall.