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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|
Hardy Planting Zone - Zones 3-10
Blooming Season - Spring and Summer
Bloom Color - Blue or purple, with white flowers
Height at Maturity - 20 feet
Soil type - Moist soil, although dry, can be acceptable
Sun or Shade - Sun, either in full or partially exposed
An elderberry tree is one of the many popular plants found in the wild and is also grown in gardens.
Elderberry trees are also known as "Sambucus" and come in many different types, such as American Elderberry, Black Elderberry, or Red Elderberry.
The tree can live from anywhere between twenty-five to fifty years in a healthy environment. It generally grows in planting zones four through seven and blooms in the spring and the summer months white flowers that grow blue and purple berries. The Elderberry can grow up to twenty feet tall, although some variations can only grow up to two feet tall as a shrub.
Elderberry trees can grow best in any moist soil that drains well and is slightly acidic; however, it is also capable of living in dry soil and can tolerate soil that is alkaline.
The tree also grows best with full sun exposure, although it can live in places with some shade such as open forests and woodland areas. In addition to these areas, the plants can also be found growing on canyon slopes, cliff bases, and along the sides of lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams. As far as range goes, the elderberry tree can be found north as southern Canada, all across the United States, and as far south as northern Mexico. The tree leaves have serrated edges on them that will bloom into small, white flowers with four or five petals when the spring arrives.