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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– late winter; December through May depending on elevation and latitude
Bloom Color - Red
Height at Maturity – 90 to 120 feet
Soil Type Preferred – moderately drained, moist sites; however, it is drought tolerant.
Sun or Shade - both
The Red Maple has a lifespan of 100 to 150 years.
It is a medium-large tree with a pale grey smooth bark when young, which becomes darker and cracks as it grows. The lower portion of the trunk generally remains free of branches in forest-grown trees, while those in the open are usually shorter and thicker. The leaves are tri-pointed, deciduous, and arranged oppositely on the twig. While light green in the summer months, they turn a characteristically brilliant hue in autumn that ranges from yellow or orange to vibrant red.
The Red Maple begins flowering between 4 and 8 years old. The flowers are red, which appears in hanging clusters ½ to 2 inches long. Flowers appear in late winter dependent on region. The fruit is a samara, ½ to 1 inch long, which grows in pairs. They range in color from light brown to red and ripen between April through June. After Maturity, the seeds are dispersed for about two weeks from April through July.
The Red Maple is very tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions, climates, elevations, moisture levels, and sun exposure.
While its preferred soil is well-drained moist sites, it is also standard on dry ridges and swampy areas. It does not have a north- or south-facing slope preference. This tree’s ability to thrive in various conditions is due to its ability to produce unique roots to the site. It can be an essential source of winter food for elk and white-tail deer.