Helpful Gardening Tips
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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.
Sassafras Live Stakes also known as Sassafras albidum
The Sassafras tree is native to North America and is a favorite landscaping addition throughout much of the United States. It has unusual, three-lobed leaves that are soft green during spring and summer, gradually changing to shades of yellow, bronze, purple and red in fall. Vibrant, perfumed yellow blooms appear in early to mid-spring. On female trees these are replaced by bright blue berries at the end of the season and attract a variety of birds to the yard or garden.
Sassafras Live Stakes is a deciduous tree prized for its pleasant fragrance and spectacular fall foliage.
Sassafras tree reaches a height of 30 to 60 feet at maturity. Its canopy can spread to a width of up to 40 feet if allowed to grow unchecked. It thrives in U.S. Hardiness Zones 4 through 9 and is fast-growing, increasing its height by 12 to 24 feet each year. Sassafras prefers a full or partly sunny location and does well in a wide variety of soils, including wet, well-drained, acidic and rocky. It also tolerates periods of drought with no ill effects.
Every part of the Sassafras Live Stakes, from leaves to roots, has a pleasant, citrus-like aroma.
It has long been used as an ingredient in homeopathic medicines. Its leaves add a pleasant flavor to various foods, such as salad, soup, stew, tea and candy. This lovely tree is a versatile landscape addition, offering both shade and ornamental interest. Its natural canopy form is rounded so pruning is only a necessity if you prefer to control the size of the tree. It can even be used as a privacy screen if multiple plantings are made and are kept pruned to shrub size. Sassafras requires very little care once its roots are established and will continue to add beauty to the landscape for many years to come.