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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|
Spice Bush (Lindera benzoin) is a shrub that is part of the laurel family.
It is native to North America. It is found naturally along streams and heavily wooded areas. The male bushes have small yellow flowers that bloom in spring. These flowers have a sweet scent to them. The female shrubs grow berries that are half an inch in diameter, in the fall. These berries change colors from yellow to green and finally to red. The leaves on the female shrub also change to yellow in the fall. For the berries to grow, a male and female Spicebush must be grown as females require pollination. These berries provide various bird species with a food source. Humans can use both the berries and the flowers in tea or as a spice. The USDA hardy zone for the Spicebush ranges from a 4 to a 9.
The Spicebush doesn't require much sunlight and can grow in the shade well, but it will also grow in full sunlight as well.
When the Spicebush is grown in full sunlight, it produces more flowers and berries. Planting the Spicebush in a pot and transferring it is not recommended because of the number of roots that grow. The height of mature Spice Bush averages between 6 and 12 feet high and 6 to 12 feet wide but is commonly more wide than tall.
The Spicebush isn't known to have any diseases or insect problems.
The growth rate on average of the shrub is 1 foot per year. The soil required to grow a Spicebush is well-drained but moist, sandy loam soil but it can tolerate clay soil. While daily watering is ideal, the Spicebush can endure drought conditions. Although butterflies and moths feed off the Spicebush, it causes no real issues for the shrub.
Spice Bush Ships as Bare Root