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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- It does well in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 3 to 9.
Bloom Season - The bloom season is spring.
Bloom Color - Male and female flowers come in different colors, including bronze/brown, purple, yellow, light green, and red.
Height at Maturity - Open-grown trees reach heights of 30 to 50 feet, and forest-grown trees can grow up to 80 feet tall.
Soil Type Preferred- Spruce pines prefer fertile, moist soils that are acidic.
Sun or Shade - It grows in full sun and can tolerate partial shade.
The spruce pine is a coniferous evergreen tree with heavy foliage that does not change color in the fall.
It is native to the United States and is found naturally in Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
The many-branched tree has a bushy canopy of twisted needles that are 1 to 4 inches long, soft and dark green. It has waxy, smooth, and hairless shoots and branches. The grey-brown and reddish bark have shallow furrows and ridges. Spruce pine has slender twigs and whorled branches. Its trunk usually becomes curved and twisted with age but is otherwise straight. The tree's lower branches create light shade and serve as a large screen. It can be used as a specimen or windbreak tree.
The spruce pine tree grows slowly.
Pine cones mature two years after pollination and remain on branches for 3 to 4 years. The seeds attract various wildlife. Spruce pines produce brown fruit that is 1 to 3 inches long and attracts mammals, including squirrels. They require little pruning and have deep roots. Trees grow best when there is no grass competition. They are susceptible to canker diseases and are also affected by adelgids, bark beetles, pine tortoise and needle scales, spruce mites, and a few types of larvae, including sawfly larvae.