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 – USDA zones 3 through 9
Bloom Season – Late May and early June
Bloom Color – Green
Height at Maturity – 40 to 70 feet tall
Soil Type Preferred – Moist fertile soil
Sun or Shade – Full sun to partial shade
Betula nigra, also known as river birch, is a sturdy tree that is found in the southeastern region of the United States.
This deciduous tree is known to generally grow between 40 to 70 feet when fully mature. However, some river birch trees have grown to 90 feet while the spread measures 40 to 60 feet.
The growth rate ranges from medium to rapid. Typically a river birch will grow about 30 to 40 feet within a 20-year time frame. This tree is part of the riparian tree species that are usually found in areas that have water such as lakes and streams. Some river birch trees thrive in areas that are prone to flooding.
A beautiful feature that attracts gardeners and landscapers to this unique tree is the bark.
The bark has a pink to red tone on the stems and branches. The bark naturally peels off the tree in strips that resemble paper. The peeled bark exposes the interior of the tree which is a red-brown tone that often looks like cinnamon. The exfoliating bark and silhouette of the tree make it stand out among the rest of the trees.
River birch trees are used for naturalizing or as a specimen. It thrives in large areas near water sources. This elegant tree transplants easily and thrives while standing alone or when planted in groupings.
The branches require pruning during the summer season. River birch trees look great on the property and are best when planted away from high traffic areas such as patios and walkways.