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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|
The Ironwood tree is also called the American hornbeam and is a landscaping favorite.
The tree attracts wildlife and birds year-round. Ironwoods are compact and have slender trucks and a round canopy. The tree can grow between 20 and 40 feet tall with a 20-30 foot canopy. Ironwood trees grow best in hardiness zones 3-9.
Ironwood trees are ideal for shading small yards and are an ornamental tree for shaded areas.
The tree grows fairly slow and increases its height by about one foot each year. Ironwood trees display beautiful foliage in the spring and fall. During spring, the leaves turn from crimson to green. In autumn, the leaves of the ironwood are dark red, yellow, or orange. Ironwood tree flowers are catkins; the female trees produce seeds during the spring season.
Ironwoods prefer moist, slightly acidic, organic soil, but grow well in wet soil, too. These trees are disease and pest resistant. If you want to transplant the tree into your yard, it's best to wrap the root ball with a burlap before planting.
As the ironwood ages, it forms several trunks that make your winter landscape especially stunning. You can also trim the tree to the main stem that produces one large log with several layers of flowers. The tree grows particularly well in desert climates, particularly in the southwestern U.S. and the northern regions of Mexico. These trees are classified as evergreens, but the leaves of the tree will fall from the branches in temperatures lower than 36 degrees F. Ironwoods are also indicator species, which means they serve as a sign of general soil and environmental health of animals and plants in the area. The seeds of the tree are edible, and the wood very smooth and pliable. It is manufactured to produce items like game boards and knife handles.
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