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.
Tulip Poplar Live Stakes also called Liriodendron tulipifera
The Tulip Poplar or Liriodendron tulipifera is actually a member of the magnolia family, not the poplar family of trees. It is commonly known by several names including fiddle tree, tulip tree, white wood, and yellow-poplar, among others. The tulip poplar is native to the Eastern part of North America, from southern Ontario and Massachusetts down to central Louisiana and Florida. It averages a height of 70 to 100 feet; while virgin forests can have trees as tall as 160 feet. It prefers rich, moist soil, though not swampy; and full sun, at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. This species is considered fast growing, increasing at least 24 inches per year. However, it is stronger and longer lasting than many other fast growing trees.
The Tulip Poplar Live Stakes can be used as an ornamental tree or as a shade tree.
It has a spreading canopy that is perfect for creating a shady area in your yard. The bark of the truck is brown with branches that start reddish before changing to dark gray, then brown. The leaves have a unique wedge or heart shape with two ear-like tips below it and are bright green and shiny on the top side and pale green on the under side. The tree blooms in May and June. The flowers are 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter and look like a tulip. They are pale green or yellow with orange at the base. These flowers produce nectar for bees and hummingbirds. The colorful seeds, showcased on the tree through summer and into fall, are eaten by several bird species, mice, squirrels and rabbits.
Historically Tulip Poplar Live Stakes were used by loggers for fence posts and railroad ties.
Native Americans and some early settlers used this wood for dugout canoes. George Washington even planted tulip poplars at Mount Vernon that are now 140 feet tall.