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 Zones - 3 to 9
Bloom Season - Spring to early Summer
Bloom Color - Yellow-green
Height at Maturity - 80 to 120 feet
Soil Type Preferred - A variety of soil with rich, moist soil the best option
Sun or Shade - Full sun or partial shade
The Sweet Gum tree is one of the most attractive and easy to grow trees in North America that grows with relative ease in a range of different environments.
Scientifically known as Liquidambar styraciflua, the Sweet Gum Tree is well known for its beautiful shape that usually sees these trees grow to around 75 feet in a yard and more than 120 feet in the wild.
The tree has a long, straight trunk that allows a conical shape to form with larger wide branches closer to the base of the trunk becoming skinnier at the top. One of the most impressive aspects of the Sweet Gum Tree is its display that includes bright green leaves that form into a star shape. Small flowers do form in late Spring and early Summer that are a bright yellow-green color with a touch of red skirting the edge of the petals. The arrival of Fall sees the display of the foliage become important with the bright green leaves turning a yellow-orange color.
There are several benefits for a property owner who is interested in providing a large amount of shade in their yard and fixing any nitrogen problems within their soil.
The Sweet Gum Tree has become known to many gardeners for the one-inch fruit that grows in the Summer and can linger until January. Growing the Sweet Gum Tree is made easier by this species ability to adapt to acidic, sandy, well-drained soils that make this an important part of many gardens.