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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 3-9
Bloom Season: April
Bloom Color: Pink
Height at Maturity: 25 to 30 ft. tall
Soil Type Preferred: Well-drained, moist, alkaline
Sun or Shade: Full sun to partial shade
Redbud trees go by many different names, including eastern redbuds, Judas trees, and American redbuds.
Originating from North America, redbud trees are grown for their visually stunning pink and purple flowers, which bloom every spring. Redbuds are a well-known contributor to wildlife diversity as butterflies, which molt early in the year, will flock to them as a nectar source. Chickadees and other songbirds will typically seek out redbuds for edible seeds and nesting materials.
Redbud trees exude a high degree of beauty year-round. Redbuds possess heart-shaped leaves, which usually grow after its flowers have bloomed. Leaves begin as red-colored and then change to green in the summer and yellow in the fall. Seed pods that grow on the tree develop in clusters and last throughout the winter.
Redbuds are a common choice for landscaping as they are relatively easy to maintain, tolerate clay-laden soils, add tremendous aesthetic value, and take only about four years from first being planted for its signature flowers bloom. The multi-trunked trees can be planted as a standalone feature or in small groups.
Redbuds are frequently used as woodland borders or lawn decorations.
Many Redbud parts are also edible. Redbud flowers have a slightly sour taste and are often used as salad additions or are even pickled. Similarly, flower buds can be preserved for later use and are compared to capers in terms of flavor and texture. As redbuds are a member of the pea family, seed pods can be consumed, with sauteing being the preferred method.