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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 a awe inspiring tree when fully grown
Ironwood Tree, also known as the American hop-hornbeam or merely the hornbeam tree, grows throughout the eastern half of the United States and Canada. It prefers any condition from full sun to partial shade, as it naturally grows in the under story of the forest. These trees do best in moist but well-drained, slightly acidic soil. It takes to establish its presence but can then grow to a significant height. As a mature adult, the tree can be anywhere from 25 to 40 feet tall. With the spread of its branches, it can also be approximately 25 or 30 feet wide, with the branches spreading out more towards the top of the tree. The oblong-shaped leaves of the ironwood are between two and five inches long, and the leaves are doubly-serrated.
The Ironwood Tree has beautiful foliage making it a must have to any Landscape
On the underside of the leaves, which are a medium to dark green, you'll see a size able central vein. The flaky bark of the tree is grayish-brown and runs in a vertical pattern. The twigs that run off the branches have more of a reddish-brown hue. Those twigs can run in a zig-zag pattern, making for a beautiful and intricate design. The female ironwoods showcase their small, delicate catkins in the spring, whereas the males may have them all winter long.
The Ironwood Tree is a resistant tree and great for any landscape
Those catkins can grow up to one inch long, giving a beautiful display of color during the colder months. Because of the dense and heavy wood that make up the tree, this species has traditionally been sought after for its timber. It's also relatively resistant to disease and insect infestation, so once established in a yard, it should be able to thrive. It's best to prune the Ironwood in late winter or early spring. Ruffed Grouse and other birds can sometimes be seen nesting or feeding in the branches of these trees.
Ironwood Ships as Bare Root