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- Hardy planting zones are 4-9, can be grown almost anywhere in the US, although it’s a bit more difficult in Alaska & Hawaii due to the extreme temperatures
Bloom Season - Their flowers bloom in the late winter and early spring months (February thru June)
Bloom Color - Willow trees bloom with yellow, tube-shaped flower clusters
Height at Maturity - Mature height averages anywhere from 30 to 40 feet, though it’s usually weeping willows that grow to 40. Width at maturity is usually anywhere from 30 to 50 feet (span of the branches) with a trunk diameter of 1 to 3 feet and a root spread of up to 35 feet
Soil Type Preferred- Willow trees prefer soil that is slightly acidic but can grow well in soil that is loamy, moist, rich, sandy, well-drained and clay soils as well as near water. Also somewhat drought tolerant.
Sun or Shade - Willow trees grow best in moist soil and areas with full sun and partial shade.
The Willow is a deciduous tree characterized by it’s long and sweeping branches.
Growing more than 2 feet each year, in the late winter and early spring, it blooms with yellow tubular flower clusters. It is a very hardy plant that can be grown as far north as Alaska and as far south as Florida.
Because they can reach up to 50 feet, they must be given a wide area of land to grow into, away from sewer drains, septic systems, or water lines.
Their roots can be aggressive, actively seeking the nearest water source and at times spanning wider than the tree is tall. In addition to that, they seek out the nutrients in the soil around septic systems, making the roots even more dangerous if not planted in the right area. Native to China, they prefer areas with full sun and partial shade slightly acidic soils.