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Water Tupelo Live Stakes

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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.

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Water Tupelo Live Stakes grow to be very beautiful trees

Water Tupelo is a perennial tree native to the southwest quadrant of the United States. The name originates from the Creek tribe who called it opilwa, meaning tree from the swamp. In the Greek, Nyssa means water nymph. Accurately named, this marshland dweller is related to the dogwood family. There are nine varieties of the Water Tupelo, but only one that produces edible fruit. The Ogeechee Lime was originally discovered along the Ogeechee River in Georgia. Its pyramidal shape can soar to 40 feet, where it flattens out at the top.

The Water Tupelo Live Stakes have the potential to produce honey for consumption. 

The fruit and honey produced can make a bit of a slippery walk through paths and parking lots. The other varieties can grow from 60 to 100 feet with an enlarged base that can expand to four feet in diameter. This graceful giant is usually found alongside cypress trees in the floodplains of the south and along the Mississippi River. Though it grows best in areas where flooding occurs, it will not germinate until the waters recede. Its ability to survive flooding is due to the shallow placement of the roots. They are close to the surface where they can still acquire oxygen.

The Water Tupelo Live Stakes would make a great addition to any body of water. 

Water Tupelos have thin bark which make them vulnerable to damage and fire. The thin bark is either dark brown or dark gray. The buds are small and round. Bees love the nectar from the buds and produce a buttery light honey that is unique. Growing a Water Tupelo can be done if planted in acidic soil. Alkaline soil prevents life after its young stage. This beautiful shade tree prefers shallow moving water but can withstand bouts of drought. The lush green leaves turn to red, yellow, orange, and purple in the fall. Horizontally spaced branches require full or partial sun. The berries serve as a food source for birds such as wild turkeys and wood ducks. Raccoons and squirrels also desire the fruit, while deer enjoy the tree’s twigs.