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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|
Autumn Red Maple also called Mountain Red Maple Tree- Acer Spicatum (Mountain Maple)
Appropriately named Mountain Red Maple, this species of the smaller maple tree is native to the northeastern parts of North America including Saskatchewan and Newfoundland all the way south to Pennsylvania. It even has been found to grow in the southern parts of the Appalachian Mountains down to north Georgia where the elevation is quite high. These trees live in very moist wooded areas that are along different waterways or on rocky cliff sides.
Autumn Red Maple can grow in a more wooded area.
These types of maple trees tend to be smaller and grow between three and eight meters (10 to 25 feet). They have short trunks with slender branches. The leaves are quite modest, but quite lengthy and broad being six to ten centimeters (two to four inches). The leaves are coarse but are a bright green, hairless exterio. During the fall, the leaves will turn yellow, orange or red and truly show their bright colors.
The appearance of The Autumn Red Maple is breath taking
The bark of the mountain red maple tree is relatively thin and a grayish brown. The bark is smooth at first, but over time it becomes almost scale-like. The fruit that grows is called samara, it tends to be red and winged. The samara usually falls from the trees during the late part of summer and early fall seasons. Inside of the trunks of the trees, sap (a type of sugar) can be taken from the tree and processed to make delicious maple syrup. The bark of the tree encompassed by tannins; this is used with coloring leather to make it more durable and last. The growth rate of the trees is considered slow or moderate, and it needs a colder and wetter soil to grow. Many people do appreciate these trees since they are beautiful in all seasons year round.