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Key Lime Tree

Key Lime Tree

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A lifetime of limes! Just pot it up and place it on your patio. When winter hits, just bring your lime tree inside, near a window that gets plenty of light.

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Key Lime Tree

Enjoy a lifetime of Limes!

Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back and to produce fruit.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you results the first full season.

4-5 ft.

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Sale: $ 89.95
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Citrus Planting Kit
Citrus Planting Kit

Our Citrus Kit allows you to easily pot up your citrus in a container with the soil and fertilizer yor avocado tree requires.

Your citrus kit includes:
  1. 12in x 12in container - Perfect size for any citrus tree. Made in the USA

  2. DIEHARD Transplant - Provides the optimal nutrition to start your citrus tree off the right way

  3. 3 bags of Citrus Planting Mix - This mix is specially formulated to give your citrus tree maximum results.

Container Fert Tabs Citrus Mix
12in Container DIEHARD Transplant Citrus Planting Mix
$ 69.90
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Planting Mix for Citrus Trees
Rose & Citrus Planting Mix

Helps your Key Lime Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
$ 13.98
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Key Lime Tree
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
$ 11.90
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Now you can have the fresh, sweet scent of the Florida Keys right in your own garden with our Key Lime Tree. Packed with delicious, deep green fruit, this high quality tree will yield baskets of incredible limes either in your garden, potted on your deck or patio—even in your favorite room inside your home. All it takes is a sunny spot in just about any location and get ready to enjoy the unmatched flavor that only the Key Lime can deliver. Want the best of both worlds? Place your Key Lime tree in a decorative container and bring it indoors when the weather turns cold. There’s no better way to enjoy its natural, tropical aroma. Set it in your favorite room and you’ll have authentic Key Limes within arm’s reach and a short walk to the kitchen where you can bake unforgettable, homemade Key Lime Pies.

Just a few reasons you should “Go Green” with Key Lime

• It’s small size makes it portable and versatile enough to plant and grow fruit just about anywhere
• Not only looks great but the lovely flowers will deliver a wonderful scent that will freshen your home during winter months. It’s a natural air freshener that will last the whole season through!
• You’ll enjoy a high yield of fresh, juicy fruit dripping with the tart flavor only authentic Key Limes can deliver.
• Naturally resistant to pests and diseases so you can grow your Key Limes organically.
• A hardy tree that adapts to most soils and is virtually maintenance and trouble free

Flowers, Fruit and Fragrance—A Winning Combination

Soon after you plant your Key Lime tree, small, white flowers will begin to emerge. The delicate and aromatic blooms will give way to clusters of lime-green fruit that will you’re your tree. The more sun your Key Lime tree soaks up, the healthier the crop you can expect, typically as much as 50 pounds or more of Key Limes every year. It’s like brining a slice of the Florida Keys right into your own yard. Why not make this rare tropical treasure part of your garden design?

One Taste Says it All

When it comes to taste, the Key Lime is unlike any other lime in the world. Native to the tiny string of islands off the southern tip of eastern Florida, the Key Lime offers a refreshing blend of tartness and sweetness that is all its own. It’s unique and incredibly fresh flavor lends itself well to cooking a diversity of culinary specialties including Coconut Crusted Mahi with Key Lime juice, Grilled Salmon with Key Lime Butter and other savory dishes only limited by your imagination. Follow that with homemade Key Lime Pie to sample the perfect blend of sweetness and tanginess like no other dessert on earth. Key Limes are also a great way to spruce up traditional cocktails and for making homemade Key Lime Barbeque sauce. With Key Limes, the possibilities are endless.

A Lime for all Seasons

As if the Key Lime tree didn’t have enough great attributes, here’s one more: they are self-pollinating and will reliably bear tons of fruit season after season. If you’re growing your tree indoors, the pollination process will require an additional step: removing one flower and gently wiping it over the others. That’s it! When the fruit starts to grow you’ll notice a steady production run that peaks when summer begins and fall ends. After about 4 months, your lime’s flavor will be prime for picking. A pale green color is usually your key that they’re ready to enjoy. You can even store them in plastic containers in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Grow Organic Limes

Naturally resistant to pests and diseases that most other citrus plants struggle with, our Key Lime trees make excellent additions to any organic garden, making them the perfect fit for the most discerning organic gardener. Just use a quality organic soil with the recommended fertilizer mixture to grow great tasting, healthy fruit the whole family will enjoy.

Don’t Delay—Plant your Key Lime Tree Today

Now that you all the benefits that Key Lime trees have to offer, why put off until tomorrow what you can plant today? If your planting area is thawed and provides sufficient sunlight, you can plant your Key Lime Tree year round. Even if the ground is frozen get things started in a container indoors then move the tree outside once the ground is ready for planting.




Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

Mature Height: 6-12 ft.
Mature Width: 6-8 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Citrus aurantifolia
Does not ship to: AZ, CA, FL, LA, TX
Growing Zones 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(blue area above)

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It's Easy to Plant your Key Lime Tree

Specific Directions for Key Lime Tree

Plant your Key Lime Tree in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Although Key Lime Trees prefer full sun, they can tolerate shade. If planted indoors place your Key Lime Tree by a large sunny window.

Key Lime Trees prefer acidic soil but will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. Water your Key Lime Tree twice a week, and be sure that the sil doesn't get over saturated. Apple a citrus fertilize to your tree four times a year.

Flowers will be on your tree year around but a higher concentration of flowers appears in the Spring. Once the flowers are pollinated and limes start to grow it takes about four months for them to mature. Key Limes only ripen on the tree. Don't pick them until they turn a light yellow green color, this is when they're the sweetest and juiciest.


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Key Lime Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Key Lime Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Key Lime Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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A happy tree!
This little guy survived the mountain summer with flying colors on the patio and has now started to grow like crazy since we moved him inside. It's a healthy and happy plant, and a fun family project.
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November 4, 2014
From Glenwood Springs, CO, US
Purchased
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
A Little Disappointed
I received my key lime tree a little over 4 months ago. At the time, it was on sale because they were getting too large to ship. So, I bought the biggest size offered (I think 6'-7'). It was every bit of 7' when it arrived, probably closer to 8' (including the pot). It was packaged well also. However, it was the ugliest tree ever! It was really tall and lanky. From its stem, it had 4 branches that went straight up in the air with no side branching. It looked like it hadn't ever been pruned back to make it bushy or to encourage lateral branching. I have since cut off probably 3' from the top in an attempt to help it develop some side branches (plus, it was just too tall and hard to get in and out of my house). It also has something weird going on with its roots. Half of them are missing, literally. If you draw a circle and divide it in half, that is what the root ball looks like. Therefore, the poor guy has a hard time standing up straight. Otherwise, it seems to be doing okay. It hasn't really done anything since I've gotten it. It put on two new leaves and several blooms after pruning, but that's it. I do not have super high hopes for him in the long run though. I have ordered 4 items from FGTs but I was the most disappointed with the key lime. I'm not giving up on him though!
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September 5, 2014
Wasn't too sure about ordering a tree online, but they had an incredible sale on this key lime tree so I decided to take the plunge.Well, I read the FAQ and it clearly states that west coast orders ship Sunday and Monday. I ordered on a Thursday and they shipped Friday. Unfortunately, it sat all weekend in the FedEx warehouse before making its way west. The tree dropped about two dozen leaves the first week and I was worried it wasn't going to make it.They did send a nice tree. I ordered a 3-4 footer and I received a 3 1/2 foot tree with lots of leaves and several branches. Even though it dropped a bunch of leaves it had plenty to spare.I'm happy to report it is doing extremely well now and I will probably order other trees from here in the future
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December 31, 2012
Well the review for the Key Lime is similar to the Moro Orange I bought. In both cases I ordered a 3 - 4 foot tree. The tree arrived healthy and 54"" (4 1/2 ft) from soil line to highest lead. The tree is planted in a 10 gallon plastic pot in rich 'manufactured' soil like you use in garden beds. I was expecting sandy Florida type soil like you find in Orlando for some reason. I like eating limes and lemons like oranges and grapefruits, off the tree, so I hope it has a lot of fruit. The top isn't as 'bushy' as I had hoped but I imagine they prune them like this to grow them taller and also for shipping purposes. The trunk itself is about 3/4"" in diameter, straight, and sturdy.I plan to buy from Fast-Growing Trees a clementine, ruby red grapefruit (I'd buy the yellow grapefruit if they had them), a Meyer Lemon, and a Calamondin Orange
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
1 year ago
We received our key lime tree last week. It arrived in excellent condition. It is bigger than we expected and has lots of new growth coming on and even a flower is starting to bud. We live in VA and are looking forward to lots of limes!
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
1 year ago
I ordered a lime tree for my fiance. I was nervous because I have had very bad luck ordering plants online in the past. He received a beautiful tree that was around 4 feet tall and was very full. The customer service of this company is wonderful. You cannot go wrong ordering your citrus trees from here! ( I ordered 2 more citrus trees for him for a late valentines and I cannot wait for him to get them! :-) )
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
1 year ago
Our key lime tree is green & flowering, however we've not had any limes yet.I am eagerly waiting
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
2 years ago
I have four fruit trees from FGT; the key lime is one of the least successful. The tree is beautiful but I have had it for over one year and the tree has its first and only lime.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
2 years ago
I bought one of these a year ago.It was a prompt replacement for a lemon tree that I received severely damaged during shipping. It was touch and go for awhile but this summer the patio tree has flourished and is abundant in strong limbs and large leaves. Transplanting is critical for these trees. Follow the instructions to the letter. Do Not deviate. I am looking forward to blooms this fall and maybe a lime or two. Thanks for excellent service.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
My lime tree, bloomed beautifully and smelled awesome.... then died. I have no idea what went wrong. I was in the desert and couldn't find my order number so I couldn't get a replacement tree. I was very sad about the whole thing
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
LOVE this tree. When it came by fedex, I couldn't wait to plant it. It was about 1.5 ft tall. Since planting in a large pot, it has doubled in size in about a months time. I can't wait for the limes to come
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
2 years ago
tree doing well in a large pot on the patio. Growing vigorously though no limes yet!
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December 31, 2012
I just received my key lime tree. I ordered this tree as a valentines gift for someone and was expecting to receive a twig (as all reviews for other websites say they received). I have never been so pleasantly surprised!! The tree shipped very quickly (within a week) and is almost five feet tall!!! It already has fruit blossoms on it!!! Great great purchase! I hope everyone chooses to order their trees from this site. I truly am shocked by how great this tree looks! Best bang for your buck out there.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
2 years ago
I bought a key lime tree about a month ago. I went to Home Depot and got the best soil they have, the tree is doing great it has new leaves growing and I see tiny little flowers growing that means I will be having limes soon!! This tree is about 3-4 ft. Now when my son saw my lime tree he wanted one so I order another Key Lime tree and a Clementine tree. I receive the 2 other trees about 2 weeks ago. The Key Lime tree came with lots of tiny little white flowers the tree is doing great now this tree is about 4-5 ft. The Clementine tree is about 3 ft tall and is doing great I started to see little flower growing out this little tree. I'm glad I ordered from this website. I highly recommend the Fast-growing-tree. I guess if you buy the best soil they really grow fast and bloom I hope to see limes and clementine soon. Fast growing that is exactly what the trees do when they arrived to your home, just so you all know is february and they are doing great here in N
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
2 years ago
Received my lime tree about 2 months ago.It is doing wonderfully. I moved it inside three weeks ago and put a grow light over it and it is blooming and growing. Very nice plant. I am happy I bought this little tree.
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December 31, 2012
From lss vegas, NV, US
Purchased
3 years ago
Growing Zone:
9
I bought the 4-6 foot lime tree back in April. I planted it in a container and put it on my back porch. It has really thrived this year and I will be picking limes off it in the first season. I am really impressed with this tree and I recommend this company to my friends and neighbors.
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December 31, 2012
I planted the tree in a huge pot because I have to put it in my greenhouse during the winder. The tree has put out new growth and appears to have adapted quite well to the pot . I water it once or twice a week and use a fertilizer for citrus plants on it. Also, I use a water soluble fertilizer for acid loving plants (citrus plants love an acid soil) on it once a month.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
Tree came almost fully grown, kept it inside in the winter with 8 hours of sun and it's outside now. Doesn't like too much water but very heat resistant with the summer we've had. Few fruits growing but I didn't fertilize as much as I should've this spring. Overall good bu
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
4 years ago
Growing nicely, blooming and producing a lot of limes
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
4 years ago
big, healthy tree. Would appreciate pruning and fertilizing tips, as I am new to this type of tree. Anticipate decent yield next year (if I can over-winter it successfully indoors)
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
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is this key lime tree non-gmo? does this lime tree like being in the ground as opposed to being in a pot?
A shopper on Jun 7, 2014
Best Answer: These trees are normal lime trees which will grow to full size if planted in the ground. They may grow to a height of 10-12 feet and comparable girth. They'll need LOTS of water.
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Wiill a lime tree take freezing weather?Will a lime tree grow outside in dothan al?
A shopper on Jun 1, 2014
Best Answer: No. Everything I have read says that they can only tolerate temps in the mid-40's for a short period of time. I live in Reno Nv and bring my tree in the house over the winter.
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how tall will this plant grow?
A shopper on Jul 9, 2014
Best Answer: It depends on the size of the container and how you prune it. The bigger the container, the bigger the tree can grow. If you only want a three foot tree, prune it back to that. It's up to you. You can prune it aggressively and new branch growth comes back pretty fast. It's a good way to eliminate leggy branches or cross-branching and shape the tree the way you want.
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I recently received and planted my new key lime tree in a pot, and placed it outside since it is late spring. When I received it, you could tell it had many blooms and teeny tiny limes. Will these limes continue to grow, or can I only expect limes from the new flowers since I've planted it? And if they won't grow, should I snip them off or just leave them alone?
Jessica P on Jun 12, 2014
Best Answer: My tree was the same way. The limes grew, but I had a problem with diseased leaves whenI had it in the pot. I treated by spraying and move it. Once I moved it, it was too late to save those limes. I hope this year will be better but so far have not had any blooms. It took my lemon tree three years to produce lemons, that but tree does not have blooms this year either. We had a harsh winter, and I keep mine in a protected area outside. I guess my advice is leave it alone and see.
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how many will i get off the tree? a 5 gallon bucket full or ten 55 gallon drums
brian c on Sep 28, 2014
Best Answer: It'll depend on how large of a plant you get and what your expectations are. I got the 3-4' model and I get probably 5-6 limes that are a bit more than golf ball sized. As the tree grows, it's capable of more volume. Mine is in a patio pot in Michigan, where I leave it outside in the summer and inside under a grow light in fall and winter.
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how tolerant to hot weather?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2014
Best Answer: The Key Lime Tree is very heat tolerant and can survive even in zone 11's heat.
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why do these trees not ship to tx?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: It is likely because Texas like Califoria has a citrus industry of its own and wants to protect it from any posible investations from outside plants.
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Hi is key lime tree , fig tree , pomegranate tree can grow out side in weather of Delaware 19971 ?
Jaanki . on Nov 6, 2014
Best Answer: Yes
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how do you know when lime
is ready to use?
A shopper on Sep 25, 2014
Best Answer: when they start to get soft like an orange but not that soft. Mary Lynn
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how big is the root of the tree when you ship it ?
A shopper on Sep 21, 2014
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3 or 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 13th
How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

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Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
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$15.00-$23.99 $12.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





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Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.