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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.
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If you want an attractive plant that adds color and texture to your landscape in the winter, the winterberry shrub, also known as the North American or winterberry holly, is a great choice.
Winterberry shrubs are in the same family as English holly
The traditional Christmas holly with dark green foliage and vibrant red berries. Winterberry is deciduous and sheds its muted green leaves in the fall, leaving several burgundy berries on each branch and stem.
These attractive shrubs are found in eastern Canada and grow south of the Canadian provinces to Virginia and in western regions of the U.S., particularly in Michigan. The plant grows well in swampy areas and woodlands and can reach up to 15 feet in height. If you want to grow wildberry to decorate your landscape, the plant can be trained to reach about 12 feet.
Winterberry is suitable for hardiness zones 3-9.
The plant needs full sunlight and prefers acidic, wet soil. It's best to plant the shrubs near a stream or pond and be planted in dry soil, and partial shade but won't spread much. The plants attract songbirds. Thrushes, catbirds, cedar waxwings, and red squirrels eat the berries of the plant. The winterberry shrub is disease resistant but will develop leaf spots without proper tending. Be sure to plant both female and male plants to ensure the shrubs produce fruit. Plant the winterberry close together, using one male plant for every three female plants. These shrubs look best near the end of summer, and the leaves and fruit last through most of the winter. During the summer, winterberry displays small, white flowers.
There are several winterberry cultivars, including Winter Red, which is ideal for cutting arrangments. Winter Red has medium-sized bright red berries and rich, green leaves that turn bronze in the fall. Winter Gold is an attractive choice as well and has pinkish orange berries. If you're using winterberry as a hedge, Red Stripe works well. The branches grow close together, and the plant grows up to five feet tall. The Afterglow cultivar is similar in height and has eye-catching orange-red berries.