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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|
Crab Apple Tree
The crabapple genus includes around 35 species and several cultivars.
Flowers bloom on the tree during spring. The flowers range in color from crisp white to a deep purplish-red.
Crabapple trees with large fruit are appealing if the tree is used for ornamental purposes.
Depending on where you live, it may be best to choose a crabapple tree that tolerates cold climates well.
The fruit of the tree can be as small as 1/4 inch in diameter and as large as 2.5 inches wide. The larger fruits are ideal for jellies and jams, and can also be eaten fresh. Kerr crabapple trees have bright red fruits, Shafer trees yield both yellow and red fruits that are about two inches. Rescue and Dolgo yield vibrant red fruits that around 1.5 inches wide.
Crabapple trees grow best in hardiness zones 4 to 8. Environments outside of these zones could be suitable for crabapples depending on the cultivar you select. For instance, Siberian crabapple thrives in hardiness zone 2, and southern crabapple trees grow well in zone 9. It can be challenging to grow the trees in small yards, but some smaller crabapple cultivars are ideal for limited space. The Tina cultivar grows as tall as 4 feet, and the Pink Princess and Leprechaun cultivars are double this height, which works well if you're using the trees as a garden border.
Crabapple trees grow best in a loamy soil. The soil should have great drainage to preserve the health of the tree. The trees are often susceptible to rusts, scabs, and fireblight, so the area where you plant the trees could determine how disease resistant they are. Crabapple cultivars that resist disease the most include Jackii, which is cold-hardy with white flowers, and Robinson, which has bronze foliage and reddish-pink blooms.