Helpful Gardening Tips
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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 - Grows best in zones 3 to 9
Bloom Season - Blooms in summer and fall
Bloom Color - Blues, greens, pinks, purples, reds, and whites
Height at Maturity - Up to 15 feet tall
Soil Type Preferred - Fertile, well-draining soil.
Sun or Shade - Prefers partial sun.
Hydrangea shrubs are deciduous and grow well in zones 3 to 9.
It is best to plant these after the last spring frost or in fall before the first frost.
This shrub blooms orb-shaped flower clusters in the summer and fall. The flower clusters can come in various colors, including blues, greens, pinks, purples, reds, and whites, depending on the Ph of your soil. These blooms are excellent butterfly attractants.
Hydrangea shrubs can grow up to 15 feet tall and should be planted 3 to 10 feet away from other plants, as the shrub will expand to fill the space within a year.
Well-draining soils with a mixture of compost are best for these shrubs that prefer a richer, more fertile planting ground. Partial sun is needed for the plant, and for optimum placement, it is recommended to plant it in a location with full morning sun and shade in the afternoon to protect it from the heat of the day.
In the first two years of growth and during drought, hydrangea shrubs should be watered deeply three times a week to promote root growth. It is best to water the shrubs in the morning to prepare it for the day's heat during the summertime. Consistent moisture will help prevent the leaves and flowers from wilting. The addition of high-quality mulch spread evenly under the shrub will also help avoid moister loss.
In the fall, cover plants with about 18 inches of pine needle, bark mulch, or straw. A hydrangea shrub does not require too much pruning, only to trim away any dead wood in the fall and winter.