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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|
American Elm are admired for their stately beauty
Once, the American Elm lined street after street in the booming American cities of the 19th and 20th centuries. They were admired for their stately branches, beautiful colors, and adaptability to the most extreme range of soils, moisture, heat, and wind. The American Elm has a very distinctive leaf pattern. The leaves have double-toothed margins and are slightly off-center because the leaf is shorter than the other on one side of the center vein. During the warm, sunny summer months, the American Elm is a dark green color, which lightens to yellow during the fall. In the early spring, they grow small, inconspicuous green flowers followed by seeding. The American Elm keeps its seed in small oval samara dispersed by the wind in the springtime, starting when the tree is around fifteen years old. The seed cases are also a popular spring food for birds and squirrels. While initially native to the Eastern United States, the American Elm can be grown in 2A through 9B hardiness zones.
American Elm can live up to three hundred years
It has a moderately dense spread reaching 70 to 90 feet tall and around 50 to 70 feet wide. It has a symmetrical, vase-like shape and will increase, especially in its early years. The American Elm does well in sunny locations, which is one reason why cities used it to line sun-drenched boulevards, but they also do well in partial sun and partial shade. Its tolerance of clay, sand and loamy soils means it can be grown in several country regions. They are long-lived trees. Some specimens can live upwards of three hundred years. As it grows, it becomes a dark, ash gray with flat-topped ridges separated by diamond fissures. The outer bark frequently has a distinctive, alternating pattern of buff and red-colored patches.