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How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
Fast Growing Tree Varieties For an Instant Landscape
You finally bought your dream home in brand new development and are in serious need of some foliage to truly make it feel like "home." Since it's a new development, you can decide what you want for your property, how you want it to look, what plants or trees to get, and truly design your landscaping.
Your first order of business is to decide what kind of nursery plants you can choose from that will quickly develop the look you want for your yard. Most people decide on fast-growing trees; the most popular are silver maple trees, red maple trees, empress trees, and hybrid poplar trees. Now to learn more about these trees so you can have an idea as to what works best for your property.
Silver Maple Tree - A Fast Growing Tree Species
Silver Maple trees are one of the most common trees in America and are known for being fast-growing deciduous trees growing to heights of 50-80 feet, with a 50-foot spread. The beautiful leaves shimmering in the sunlight during the spring and summer months turn a vibrant yellow, red, and orange during the fall. The silver maple is quite tolerant of urban areas and is often planted along roadways. However, it is also fragile and can be easily damaged in storms, so plant it away from the house. Its root system has been known to damage underground pipes and can crack cement sidewalks, patios, septic fields, foundations, and the like, so a wise placement is crucial.
Red Maple Tree is a super fast grower
Red Maple trees are similar to silver, yet with a few differences: the red foliage during the warm summer months turns to a beautiful golden color that lasts throughout the fall. They are smaller than the silver maple, with a mature height of 40 feet and a 20-30 ft. width. This tree is adaptable and can be planted just about anywhere.
Empress trees can grow anywhere, even in polluted soil. The sapling can be cut down to the ground and, in the spring, shoot up 15 feet in a year and another 10 feet in the second year. Its mature height reaches about 50 feet and does best if not in the shadow of another tree. It has beautiful attributes year round, with furry pea-size buds in the winter, fragrant purple blossoms in the spring, a foot wide, broad leaves in the summer, offering fantastic shading properties and easy clean-up in the fall. It is a thorny tree and quite resistant to pests and disease. It doesn't require a lot of water and is beneficial to the environment, exchanging polluted air for enriched oxygen. This tree is also fun and "grows" with your child, as in its native land of China, where the tree is planted when a daughter is born and matures at the rate she does. What a neat custom you can adapt for your children as you start in your new home.
Hybrid Poplar Trees
Willow hybrid trees are another fast-growing trees to consider with designing your new landscape. These adaptable, disease-resistant trees can form a nice "wall" that extends up to 45 feet if planted in rows or 75 feet if planted alone. They grow about 6 feet a year and fill out quite wholly, offering a lot of privacy. Since these increases, they add value to the property that desires to hide unsightly views. Despite being deciduous, even in the winter, they will continue providing excellent wind blockage due to their hedge-like nature.
These fast-growing trees offer the new homeowner plenty of options when considering their landscaping needs as they look at each of these nursery plants' attributes. As the years go by, you will enjoy any of these trees as they grow with your family. The memories, however, are supplied by you.