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 – Sugar maple trees do best in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 through 9 which covers most of the United States.
Bloom Season– Normally blooms between April and late May.
Bloom Color - Blooms with small greenish-yellow flowers that bloom in groups that curve down with long, delicate stems.
Height at Maturity – A sugar maple will grow to a height of 60’ to 75’ with a spread of 40’ to 50’.
Soil Type Preferred – Sugar maples prefer deep well-drained, acidic to slightly alkaline soil. These maples like moist soil conditions but also have moderate tolerance to drought conditions.
Sun or Shade – Partial shade to full sun is best for maple trees, which is a minimum of four hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.
Sugar maple trees make a great shade tree because of their dense crowns and are perfect for any landscape.
During the summer, the leaves of a sugar maple tree are medium to dark green about 3” to 5” in size. They do best in cooler climates, but they do not do well in very hot and very dry desert climates. They should receive regular water from sprinklers or rainfall.
Before planting a sugar maple, make sure there will be plenty of room for the tree to grow for decades. They do not like to be cramped. Also, do not plant a maple tree where salt in the soil could be a problem as they don’t like overly alkaline soil.
Maples are fairly slow-growing trees, growing in height anywhere from less than a foot per year to 2’ per year.
Some insects can attack sugar maples like leaf rollers and leafhoppers among other pests. If maples are grown in optimal soil and watering conditions, these pests should not be a problem.