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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 - Early summer
Bloom Color - White
Height at Maturity - 30'
Soil Type Preferred- Acidic, sandy, or clay soil that is properly drained
Sun or Shade - Full Sun
Sourwood trees are one of the few trees that have no related species.
It goes by some other names too, such as the sorrel tree, the elk tree, or the arrowwood tree.
Sourwood trees produce a fragrant flower in the early summer. Their flowers are small, white and laden with pollen, akin to lilies-of-the-valley. The leaves of the Sourwood tree alternate along the stalk and can be up to 8 inches long. These leaves turn purple or bright red in autumn. The Sourwood tree also produces small brown fruit that ripens to a gray color in the fall. The bark of the Sourwood tree is dark red or brown with deep furrows. It got its name from the acidic taste of its leaves, which were once brewed into a tea to treat illness.
These trees grow between one and two feet per year and should be planted where they can receive the maximum amount of sun.
They can thrive in many different soils. The biggest factor for Sourwood tree growth is that the soil must have proper drainage. These trees provide excellent fall color. The more sun the leaves receive throughout the year, the brighter the fall colors of this tree will be. The Sourwood tree has no universal issues with pests. Only young Sourwood trees should be transplanted.
The white Sourwood flowers are famous for their role in a unique kind of honey. Bees produce delicious honey when they pollinate Sourwood flowers. This honey is slow to granulate and very hard to find.