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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.
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Hardy Planting Zone - This plant thrives best in Zones 3-9.
Bloom Season - Flowers appear in mid-spring to late summer.
Bloom Color - Roughleaf dogwood produce tiny flowers appearing in creamy white or light yellow clusters. Hard white berries appear in the fall.
Height at Maturity - Trees grow to 16 to 20 feet at maturity.
Soil Type Preferred - Roughleaf dogwood prefers well-drained to moist soils. An adaptable shrub, they are cold tolerant but also known to tolerate drier conditions.
Sun or Shade - For best fruit and flowers, plant in full sun. However, this plant will also thrive in shaded settings.
Roughleaf dogwood is a fast-growing, ornamental, deciduous shrub or small tree noted for its beautiful, creamy white clusters of flowers and hard white fruit.
The flowers are attractive to butterflies and insects that feed on their nectar.
The fruit attracts birds, squirrels, rabbits, foxes, and deer.
In their native habitat, rough leaf dogwood can be found in swamps and marshes and along the banks of ponds and streams. They may appear as a single tree or in thickets and provide excellent nesting cover for birds. Rough leaf dogwood is often used in conservationist projects for erosion control.
This perennial has dark, green-veined leaves which turn an attractive deep red in autumn. The leaves are oval, their upper surface rough to the touch - hence the name "rough leaf" - whereas the lower surface of the leaves have a velvety feel. The Latin name, Cornus drummondii, was given in honor of Thomas Drummond, a naturalist, and native of Scotland, who undertook a nearly two-year effort to complete a botanical survey of Texas where he came upon this shrub. Although he died before the survey was completed, many of the species of plants he collected were redistributed throughout Europe.