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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 - Non-flowering
Bloom Color - Non-flowering
Height at Maturity - 15 to 30 feet
Soil Type Preferred- Average, medium, well-drained soil
Sun or Shade - Full Sun
Virginia Pine is a needled evergreen that is native to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
It is also sometimes referred to as ‘Scrub Pine’ or ‘Jersey Pine’. Its nickname is 'Wate's Golden' and can be found as far east as Long Island, NY, as far west as Tennessee, and as far south as Alabama. The tree does best in medium, well-drained soil, with a preference for clay or sandy loams. However, the plant can tolerate a wide variety of soil conditions including heavy clay.
The Virginia Pine requires full sun and ideally planted in Zones 4-8
It can reach between 15 and 30 feet when mature. It is recommended multiple Virginia Pines be planted 15 to 30 feet apart. The needles usually are 1-3 inches long in bundles of two and turn bright gold in colder winters, similar to the color of a school bus. Its branches grow in a pyramid type shape that becomes either a rounded or flat-topped crown. It’s spiny-scaled cones grow to about 3 inches long.
Pinus virginiana has some susceptibility to pitch canker, a fungus that causes tree death, reduced growth, and degradation of wood quality, but otherwise has no serious insect or disease issue. It is resistant to deer.
The tree is easily sculpted and a good selection for a bonsai type garden. It is often used in reforesting efforts, providing nourishment for wildlife, and on Christmas tree farms. It can also be used as wood pulp and lumber. It is not naturally rot-resistant but can be treated with preservatives.