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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 - 3-9
Bloom Season- Spring
Bloom Color - Males yellow, females yellow to red.
Height at Maturity - 15-40'
Soil Type Preferred - Prefers clay or loam, but capable of growing in poor-quality, sandy soil. Do not plant in alkaline soil.
Sun or Shade - Full Sun
The Virginia pine, also known as the Scrub pine or Jersey pine, is a hardy plant and popular Christmas tree in much of the US.
This rugged tree is known for surviving poor soil conditions, though it won't reach its full height in sandy soil. Although they are most commonly recorded at 15-40 feet tall, some Virginia pines have been recorded at up to 70 feet in height. In general, you can expect a 35-foot spread.
Virginia pines are native to North America. It is considered a useful reclamation tree because of its ability to grow in poor quality soil where other pines would be unable to thrive, so long as the soil is acidic in pH.
Virginia pines have a high drought tolerance, no serious pests, and no serious diseases that can be generally expected.
With a little pruning, Virginia pines will develop a strong and healthy structure.
The Virginia pine grows branches starting low, making it a useful and attractive Christmas tree option. Other common uses of the Virginia pine include reforesting, median strip and buffer planting, reclamation planting, and use as a specimen.
Expect an irregular, rugged shape. Leaves are needle-shaped and arranged in a spiral formation; cones are dark brown at maturity and abundant. The Virginia pine is an evergreen and is winter-hardy in growing zones 4-8.
Because the Virginia pine tends to seed itself into the landscape, contact your state or local department of agriculture to learn more about which pines to plant in your area.