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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 – The American elm (Ulmus Americana) tree can be planted in the USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 3 through 9. This covers almost all of the United States into Canada.
Bloom Season – American elms start to bloom in early spring and drop their leaves in the fall and winter.
Bloom Color – They have dark green leaves higher up in the tree to lighter green below.
Height at Maturity – American elms can get to a height of 65’ to as high as 90’ and taller.
Soil Type Preferred – They prefer rich soils that are moist and well-drained. American elms can adapt to a wide range of soil types and pH levels.
Sun or Shade – American elm trees prefer full sun with at least 6 hours of full sunlight each day.
American elms are fine and stately shade trees with a broad canopy.
Their branches branch out like a fountain with leaves that can turn yellow or gold during the fall.
American elms can survive in drought conditions, and alkaline or clay soils.
Since this tree can adapt to a wide range of soil types, it can survive in urban areas with pollution and road salt. It is a fairly fast-growing tree with a shallow root system, growing about 36 inches per year. They can live for 150 years or longer.