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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 to 9
Bloom Season - March to April
Bloom Color - Red, sometimes Yellow
Height at Maturity - 40 to 70 feet
Soil Type Preferred- Moist, slightly acid conditions
Sun or Shade - Full sun to part shade
Acer rubrum, commonly called Red Maple is a medium-sized, deciduous tree.
It is native to eastern North America. The Red Maple gets its name from the red color its leafstalks, flowers, fruit, and new growth contain throughout the year. The leaves are typically 2 to 5 inches long, with tooth margined lobes, that are medium to dark green and turn a bright red color in the fall. Although some turn a yellow or orange color. The flowers, which are deep red and in clusters, appear in later winter/early spring (March or April.) Its fruit and seeds are two-winged samaras
The tree can withstand cold temperatures, but wind and ice may result in branch breaks.
Red maple prefers moist soil with slightly acid conditions.
However, it can tolerate a wide range of soils. Fall is the best time to plant red maple and its recommended to purchase a tree grown from its roots rather than a grafted tree. Once a red maple seedling is established it is important to keep the soil moist. A layer of organic material around the base of the tree can help.
Acer rubrum grows faster than the Norway and Sugar Maples, but slower than the Silver Maple. Its crown is usually oval or rounded and at maturity has a spread between 30 and 50 feet. It is a good option for lawns, streets, and parks because it can tolerate wet soil and air pollution. The tree has a shallow, flat root system that can cause sidewalks and driveways to buckle if planted too close to them.