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: 3-9
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer
Bloom Color: Red, Orange, and Green
Height at Maturity: 40-50’
Soil Type Preferred: Various (thrives in well-drained, slightly acidic soil)
Sun or Shade: Full Sun
The October Glory Maple (Acer rubrum) is also known as the red maple or scarlet maple, this tree is native to the east coast as well as eastern and north-central North America.
During the spring and summer, it’s foliage features various shades of green, but it’s during the fall when this tree sparkles, turning into lovely shades of red and orange. Even during the spring, it has flower buds that feature a red color, offering a nice contrast early on in the year.
Like pines, this tree is hospitable to wildlife like small birds and mammals because of it’s the ability to produce shade and the fruit it bears in the form of samaras (reddish-brown small pods of about 1-3” in width).
Among the uses for the October Glory Maple tree is its use as a shade tree for landscapers and planters, its use in parks, and its use to line the side of roads.
It’s a good option for parks and recreation sites as well. It can also produce maple syrup, but other trees produce better, more widely used maple syrup (black maple, for example) due to its short harvest season. The wood produces is also used for lumber, firewood, and musical instruments.
If you need a beautiful splash of red to add to your landscape’s color palette, while also being an excellent option as a shade tree that retains its beauty year-round, look no further than the October Glory Maple tree. Its timeless look and lovely color can add much-needed charm and value to any landscape or property.