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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|
Wild Plum Production and Planting
Wild Plum is also known as the American plum, and it is a small, fast-growing tree that can be short-lived and also grows fruit and flowers.
It is a colony-forming native tree and can be grown in open fields, along fencerows, and at roadside areas. The small white flowers on the tree open before they grow their leaves in the spring. Plums on the tree will appear in the late summertime. There are many plum trees found in Chicago, Illinois of North America in the United States of America.
Foliage on the Wild Plum is deciduous meaning it will lose it's leaves seasonally.
It can be seen in public parks and residential areas. The height of these trees ranges from 15-25 feet long. They should be in the sun for 6 hours of direct sunlight and in the shade or partial shade for about 4-6 hours daily, too. Zone preferences range from Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5 which is Chicago, Zone 7, and Zone 8. Soil preferences for this plant are moist and well-drained. It is tolerant of acidic soils and can be moderately liberal in alkaline soils. Plum trees are intolerant of salt sprays and salty soils. They can live in droughts and can reasonably tolerate drainage.
Upon planting, Wild Plum are lovely to look at and can be found during just about any season.
They are thicket-forming and have a moderate growth rate. They can transport well and attract a lot of wildlife such as birds, insect pollinators, mammals, and browsers. When taking care of these plants, they do need high maintenance to keep away pests and diseases. You will want to make sure that it is protected from mildew, rust, and mites, as well as other insects. It produces fruit that is about one inch in diameter.
Wild Plum Ships as Bare Root