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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.
River Birch Seedlings - Betula nigra
The River Birch Seedlings is a fast-growing, deciduous tree that will grow in zones 4-9. It is native to the Eastern United States from Minnesota and New Hampshire down to Texas and Florida. It can grow as much as 13-24 inches per year. When it has matured, the River Birch will reach a height of 40-70 feet with a spread of 40-60 feet. It performs best when it is planted in full sun to partial shade. This tree needs a minimum of 4 hours a day of unfiltered, direct sunlight.
This low maintenance tree thrives in acidic, sandy, moist, well-drained soil. It does tolerate some moderate flooding, as well as some drought conditions. Do NOT plant it is very alkaline soil. It is typically found along lake shores and on floodplains. The River Birch Seedlings has leathery green leaves that measure about 2-3 inches long. They are diamond shaped with double-toothed margins that are alternately arranged. The leaves turn a beautiful yellow color in the fall. In May or June, catkins will begin to appear. Catkins are cylindrical, thin flower cluster that have no petals. They are either green or brown. The catkins will mature in May to June and give way to a large number of small nutlets. The River Birch has a very unusual bark that curls and peels.
When River Birch Seedlings does this, it reveals a fantastic cinnamon or salmon color underneath. These trees can be either single stemmed or multistemmed.
The River Birch Seedlings got its name because of how common it was to find them near river banks. Despite it growing in that terrain in the wild it adapts well to other landscapes. River Birch Seedlings can survive almost in any state in the United States. River Birch Seedlings beloved for its quick growth, unique and exciting curling bark, its tolerance to water and drought as well as its large spreading limbs. In 2002 the Municipal Arborists named this tree the Urban Tree of the Year.
The River Birch makes a perfect shade tree but is often considered an ornamental tree as well. During the early years of the tree it will provide dappled light shade, but as it matures, River Birch Seedlings will be able to provide moderate tone. Its appeal is its new compliment to any scenery. As you observe the River Birch Seedlings life, you will notice that it grows around 13 to 24 inches a year.
Most commonly, the River Birch Seedlings is used as a shade tree or to protect stream banks from eroding.
It attracts a wide variety of songbirds as well as deer. In the past, it was used to make ox yolks and wooden shoes. Today, it can be used to make toys and artificial limbs. These trees will make a stunning addition to your landscape.
River Birch Seedlings will mature into super individual trees. They grow fast often at a rate of 2 to 3 feet per year or more. They have a naturally pleasing shape. These make magnificent shade trees, and some add them to the landscape or lawn as ornamentals. They do well around bodies of water like lakes and ponds and can help with soil erosion in those areas. They are robust, sturdy and easy to grow since they adapt well to many different types of soil.
River Birch Seedlings