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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|
Ironwood Tree is also known as the Hop Hornbeam Tree
The Ironwood name has been applied to many trees worldwide; in the United States, it is called Ostrya Virginiana (or American Hophornbeam). If you love beer, you might appreciate the seeds of the American Hophornbeam, which resemble the hops used for beer. These hops will bloom in early summer.
Ironwood Tree Characteristics
These American Ironwood trees reach a height of about 25 - 50 feet tall. Their average width is about 8 to 20 inches. The bark of this deciduous broadleaf understory tree is brown to grayish-brown with fluted exfoliation at the ends. The bark is highly prized.
The medium to dark green leaves is usually about 2 to 5 inches long and half as wide with an oblong or heart shape. The leaf edge has a double serration and a central vein on the underside. The dark reddish-brown twigs are shiny with a zig-zag shape.
Branches will tend to be upright and spreading, with older trees displaying more irregular branching. Each fruit cluster has small inflated pods in clusters; There is a hard nutlet inside each pod. The fruit changes from green to tan.
Ironwood Tree grows best in slightly acidic soil
As its name denotes, the primary species of this Ironwood is found in Virginia, along the Atlantic coast. The sub-species have spread and are primarily found along the eastern side of the United States Continental Divide. It is also found in Canada.
The preferred growing habitat is largely Zone 4. The Ironwood tree prefers full sun to partial shade; It grows best in slightly acidic soil that is moist and cool. Landscapers might use the American Ironwood in streets, lawns, or natural areas.
The American Ironwood has a rich amber to orange leaf color in the autumn. Its buds and catkins are a favorite for ruffled grouses Bonasa Umbellus. The Ironwood gets its name from the dense, heavy wood that is prized for longbows.