Helpful Gardening Tips
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
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.
Sweet Gum Seedlings is a Popular Ornamental Deciduous
Sweet Gum Seedlings is a deciduous tree of the Altingiaceae family and is famous for ornamental landscaping that's sophisticated enough to display olfactory promenades delivering a pleasantly memorable scent. It matures into a conic egg shape, presenting colorful yellow, beige, green, and red simultaneously during Autumn.
It thrives in Hardy Planting Zone #5 and can tolerate zones 6 through 9; it prefers deep, moist soil. It's flexible in that you may successfully plant it in areas of full sunshine equally as partly shady.
Likewise, these trees grow well in soil from clay to sand and acidic to somewhat alkaline. Landscapers also appreciate its symmetrical character. This tree is commonly referred to as Alligator wood, American Storax, American Sweetgum, Bilsted, Hazel Pine, Redgum, Satin Walnut, and Star Leaved Gum. Usual cultivation enjoys a 50 to 70ft (15 to 21m) mature tree for generations while it may grow as tall as 150ft (46m) in the wild and is known to live as long as 400 years.
Its bark presents an attractive light brown or grey with speckles of red throughout jagged-edged vertical streaks, and its signature balls are reminiscent of a starfish in a 3D pop-up book. The 5-point greenish to brown flowers begin to show from March to May and continue on display throughout Autumn. The wood of this tree is harvested for many productive uses, and the sap it yields develops into resin similarly helpful and is what gifts us with the pleasure of its aroma.
Sweet Gum Seedlings are Perfect for Shade and Encircling Large Lawns
Once planted, they require little care other than occasional watering. The seedlings take root quickly and are perfect shade trees or lovely encircle a large lawn once growing towards full height. While beautiful all year round with their spiky seed pods and star-shaped leaves, these trees are especially gorgeous in the fall when their leaves turn stunning shades of purple, pink, orange, and yellow. The seed pods remain on the tree throughout winter, adding much-needed vibrancy and color to a dull landscape.
These trees are good to use on a lawn and look amazing as they have beautiful crowns. They can work great to create a lovely shady spot for a yard and provide gorgeous color in the summer as they are covered with bright green leaves. The leaves change to orange and a golden yellow during the fall months.