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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 to 9
Bloom Season: May
Bloom Color: White
Height at Maturity: 6 to 12 feet
Soil Type Preferred: Moist, rich soils
Sun or Shade: Sun
The Red Chokeberry is a perennial shrub that grows 6 to 12 feet tall and has something for the eye each season.
These plants begin as numerous flat white flowers with five petals and bright red anthers in the spring. Their foliage turns to a dark glossy green throughout the summer, which gives way to deep reddish-orange in the fall. Red, pear-shaped berries also appear in the fall. This plant's reddish-brown bark and bright red berries add color to the winter's snowy landscape throughout December and January.
Red Chokeberry shrubs grow in colonies that can become quite large.
Many use these shrubs to add a naturalistic feel to their landscapes.
While the berries last through winter, they do not seem to be a staple to much wildlife. They are only occasionally eaten by songbirds, game birds, and reportedly by bears.
These plants are available in the commercial market, or they can be propagated by softwood cuttings or by seed. Hormone treatments are not needed for softwood cuttings to root. The sources are to be removed and collected from the ripened fruit in mid-autumn. Although, the fruits can be allowed to dry with the seeds inside.
The Red Chokeberry plants use a high water volume, and they need plenty of sunlight to grow to their full potential. They grow best in moist, rich soils that have an acidic PH of less than 6.8. These plants start to bloom their many white flowers early and bear fruit throughout the fall and winter months. They keep their dense foliage throughout the spring and summer months.