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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|
Farkleberry - Vaccinium arboreum
Farkleberry, also known as the sparkleberry, is indigenous throughout the southeastern United States, where it flourishes throughout zones 6 through 9. The deep purple berries take on a bright sheen and are attractive to wildlife. Humans rarely eat sparkle berries, instead choosing to plant them for their gorgeous, bell-shaped white flower, glossy foliage, and their shiny berries.
Farkleberry plants can be grown like shrubs or trees, depending on your landscape style.
They prefer slightly loamy, acidic soils. They do best in the sun and warm temperatures. The textured bark naturally peels back to display a ruddy under-bark. The plant's mix of textures makes it a stand-out in a small garden or a specimen in an arid landscape. When pruned into a shrub form, farkleberry reaches heights between 6 and 20 feet. Left to grow into its tree-shape, farkleberry can grow up to 30 feet. The plant's width ranges from 4 to 15 feet. When in bloom, the flowers grow in vibrant sprays that appear quite stunning throughout a tree's canopy.
Farkleberry leaves are lustrous green and elliptical.
Merely looking at the thick, green foliage can make a gardener cool off on a hot day. In early spring, the white bell-like flowers drape downward in a romantic fashion. At the height of its display, the farkleberry attracts numerous butterflies. The plant fruits in the autumn but its berries can be minimal, making it a beautiful tree or shrub suitable for growth near patios or driveways. The tree grows at a medium rate similar to that of other Southern pine trees. Though the plant's blossoms are gentle and its leaves end in tiny, pointed tips, it is a highly durable landscape planting that resists high winds and periods of drought. Provide your farkleberry with warmth and moisture to keep it happy and blooming year after year.
Farkleberry - Vaccinium arboreum Ships as Bare Root