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Pink Velour Crape

Pink Velour Crape

Pink Velour Crape

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A medium-sized crape myrtle that blooms all summer. Low maintenance, pink blossoms, and fragrant... what else could you ask for?

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Pink Velour Crape

Tons of vibrant pink blooms!

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 the growth that was trimmed.

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 better results the first full growing season.

3-4 ft.

Ships this Mon, Oct 27
List: $93.95
Sale: $62.95
6 at $59.80 each
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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 the growth that was trimmed.

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 better results the first full growing season.

2-3 ft.

Ships this Mon, Oct 27
List: $53.95
Sale: $36.15
6 at $34.34 each
Qty:  
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 the growth that was trimmed.

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 better results the first full growing season.

1-2 ft.
8 left in stock
Ships this Mon, Oct 27
List: $29.95
Sale: $20.07
6 at $19.07 each
Qty:  
Pink Velour Crape
Planting Kit
Planting Kit Crape Myrtle Trees Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.
Fungi Tree Guard
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard
$19.95
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Planting Mix for Crape Myrtle Trees
Planting Mix

Helps your Pink Velour Crape get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. 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 for acid loving plants. 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
$13.95
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TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

DIEHARD Transplant
$29.95
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Pink Velour Crape
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

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.


DIEHARD Transplant
$8.95
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Pink Velour Crape Myrtles™ are perfect as impressive ornamental trees or colorful, living privacy screens.

This unique tree will definitely attract attention as the centerpiece of your property. Pink Velour Crape Myrtles™ proudly display delicate pink blooms that last for months... giving your lawn a burst of color and delightful curb appeal.

Growing to a spread of 8-10 feet, plant them 4-5 feet apart for a natural solution to screening or as a desirable property divider. Also works well planted near your foundation.

Liven up your kitchen with beautiful cut floral arrangements from your Pink Velour Crape Myrtle. They look and smell wonderful!

What an easy tree to plant and grow! It's highly mildew resistant and drought tolerant, so you can plant it and forget it.

These trees are easy to care for and a delight to watch.

 

 

 

 

 

 




Growing Zones: 7-10

Mature Height: 8-10 ft.
Mature Width: 10 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit III'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 7-10
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 7-10
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It's Easy to Plant your Pink Velour Crape

Specific Directions for Pink Velour Crape

Place your Pink Velour Crape Myrtle tree that receives at least six hours of sunlight a day. Pink Velour Crapes prefer full sun but can tolerate shade. Plant your Pink Velour Crape Myrtles about five feet apart for a privacy screen.

Pink Velour Crape Myrtles prefer slightly 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. Only water your Crape Myrtle when your soil is dry to the touch. Crape Myrtles are very drought tolerant and only need water during dry periods.

Early every Spring fertilize your Pink Velour Crape Myrtle Tree with a slow release fertilizer that's high in nitrogen and prepare for the show. Vibrant pink blooms will emerge on your Pink Velour Crape Myrtle Tree in the Summer and last into the fall when the green leaves turn a dark orange color.


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Pink Velour Crape.

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 Pink Velour Crape 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 Pink Velour Crape 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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Pink Velour Crepe
I think anyone that purchases the Pink Velour will be very happy.
The blooms are big and beautiful. What I like about it is it's unique color. Very rarely do you see them in this vibrant color. I have three of them. People have commented on their beauty.
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July 21, 2014
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1 year ago
I bought 5 trees last year and scattered them across my large back yard. They were in excellent health when they arrived. The intense deep hot pink blossoms are dense and the burgundy tinged foliage adds to its overall beauty. This little sweetie brought color to my late season garden and continued right up to frost. No disappointment with this one. Im looking forward to their mature height and spread. Thanks Fast-Growing Trees. You found a keeper with Pink Velour.
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December 31, 2012
Doing great, blooming great. Awesome! Love em. Ones doing better than the other, but theyre both terrific. Thanks
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December 31, 2012
I have on Pink Velour tree in my back yard and one in the front. Both are stand alone. They both doubled in size - it was hard to believe that a tree from a box would be so hardy. I am very happy with my crape myrtle purchase.
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December 31, 2012
I planted my Pink Velour crape late October 2011. It is doing fine this year. It has not grown much. A few branches and some pretty leaves. It's a beautiful tree. I will order more from fast growing trees.
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
I have 3 of these beauties! This is their 2nd season! They were slow that first year but now! WOW! They are taking off like a jet plane! Making up for lost time! I go out every day to view all my crape myrtles ~ I have 7 ~~ and am surprise when I see another leaf starting to unfold that I jump for joy! Every one that walks by, stops to take a wonder! TKU for my trees
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
2 years ago
I purchased 2 pink velour crape myrtles -- getting into their 3rd year. I purchased the 3-4 ft tree and haven't grown at all. Love the color of bloom and foilage though. Can't wait til they really put out.
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December 31, 2012
This little tree is growing very fast, it bloomed in its first year. Definitely a winne
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
I got 2 of these about 2 months ago. They are starting to bloom already and I love the bright pink color. They are full of buds so I can't wait to see how they look in full bloom. I couldn't be happier with them!
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
i am disappointed. The tree is OK, quite small and not too perky. They didn't have them in the store when I ordered this but since then for this price I could get a much taller and more mature tree with lots of flowers already on it. I feel like I wasted my money. I hope my tree grows quickly, been about five weeks and no growth yet
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
My tree arrived much smaller than anticipated, and was practically dead. I planted it and hoped that it was just in hibernation as customer service assured me it was. Despite following all planting and care instructions, the tree never did grow, and was in fact - dead.
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December 31, 2012
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2 years ago
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Do you cut the tree back in the late fall , had to cut mine down it was dead, little ones coming up around trunk ????
A shopper on Jun 21, 2014
Best Answer: I only cut back bottom branches. There are little chutes coming up around the trunk. I haven't touched them yet, but I plan on removing them soon, my tree was tiny when I bought it last year. It's growing and blooming beautifully .
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How fast will they grow each year?
A shopper on Jul 20, 2014
Best Answer: I bought the smallest tree they had and it grown about a foot a year.
Reply · Report · JOANNE C on Jul 24, 2014
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My crepe is several years old and does not bloom as much or as long as others in my area . Is there something special I should be doing?
Sue S on Jun 30, 2014
Best Answer: Mine, I am said to say, not only failed to bloom but perished.
Reply · Report · Wendy P on Jun 30, 2014
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How do I plant a bare root crepe myrtle tree in late fall and do I water it in the winter?
A shopper on Aug 27, 2014
Best Answer: I planted mine in the late fall, it will get an established root system if you do. I live in Seattle, so let nature do the watering, but my Peptol BIsmol pink tree (my name for it) is flourishing. I put two frozen fish steaks at the bottom, put some soil on top of that so the roots wouldn't freeze, and then planted the tree. In the spring, my little twig in the ground jumped three feet in one season, and this year it's going for another three ( I put fish emulsion and gypsum around it this year), this tree is a happy guy. All the other trees in the neighbor's backyards are just leaves, but mine is blooming along with my butterfly bush in bicolor {in August). I'm very happy with Peptol, just show yours the extra attention and it will take off beautifully.
Reply · Report · Tam J on Aug 27, 2014
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when do you trim them back?
A shopper on Aug 7, 2014
Best Answer: The Tree is doing fine, but it's too young in my view to trim it back
Reply · Report · Steven H on Aug 8, 2014
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Do they drop their leaves in the fall?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2014
Best Answer: I am in Florida and mine bloom flowers twice a year and sometimes more but they do not drop their leaves. Hope that helps
Reply · Report · Joshua J C on Aug 7, 2014
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i live in CT,would this tree survive the cold winter's we have ?
A shopper on Jun 26, 2014
Best Answer: Connecticut gets a little too cold for the Pink Velour Crape Myrtle Tree.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
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Will the Pink Velour Crape send roots under sidewalks? Do Rabbits eat these? Thanks for info. doug
A shopper on Jun 18, 2014
Best Answer: Rabbits no issues not sure about the root system but do not think they will effect the sidewalks I planted mine between sidewalk and street doin great.
Reply · Report · Ricky C on Jun 19, 2014
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Will the roots invade my sewer lines?
A shopper on Jun 9, 2014
Best Answer: No, they have very good roots but I've never had a problem with that particular problem. I have two bushes in my front yard and my sewer lines aren't that far away so all is well as far as the Crape Myrtles go. Glad I was able to help!!
Reply · Report · Gladys B on Jun 16, 2014
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Will this tree survive in mid eastern Utah. We generally have mild winters, sometimes it gets below 0 one or two degrees?
shanna d on Jul 2, 2014
Best Answer: The Pink Velour Crape doesn't do well with freezing temperatures and can only withstand zone 7 in Utah.

http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/ZoneMap.htm
Reply (1) · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 14, 2014
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When is the best time to plant the pink velour crepe?
A shopper on Sep 10, 2014
Best Answer: Early fall is a great time to get them in and established before winter.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Sep 16, 2014
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What months do they bloom?
Marilyn S on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: This is their Second season and the first time they are starting to BLOOM: It took a whole year to establish and now its worth the wait! I notice on June 1st the buds starting to unfold ~~ WOW! Am I Happy! This little beauty will Bloom ALL Summer Long ! I have three of these and every one that walks by Stops to take a look! For everybody has watched Mi re-landscape my yard over the past 6 years. I have 7 Crapes and they are positioned to shade the house in the HOT SUMMER Months. Plus I love when walkers Stop and look at the beauty of my Crapes.
Reply · Report · SARAH P on Jun 3, 2014
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when to plant ?
Jimmy M on Aug 5, 2014
Best Answer: We planted in the heat of the summer. We did a lot of watering and it is doing great a year later.
Reply · Report · Nan C on Aug 6, 2014
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is it going to bloom now if I purchase it today?
simon o on Aug 4, 2014
Best Answer: When I planted mine in the fall, it had one branch bloom in the spring. That's it, but in August it bloomed all over. If you want it to bloom, plant a fish underneath it. When you first get the delivery, keep it in its pot for a week and get thru the shock of transportation, mine looked so freaked out that I kept it inside, then outside when it started to look normal, then planted it when it looked healthy enough. After your tree is established, you can put banana peels around the soil and that will help it bloom for an event. Works on my roses to get extra blooms.
Reply · Report · Tam J on Aug 27, 2014
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Can I plant this beautiful tree in a container?
A shopper on Jul 21, 2014
Best Answer: I would not try it. I live in Florida and planted mine in the ground. Very seldom do you see them in containers. I purchased three of them and I just love them. Since my purchase I would say they have tripled in size and that is just one years growth.The color is so vibrant, very different from other colors you see.
Reply · Report · Linda L on Jul 21, 2014
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What months do they bloom?
A shopper on Jul 9, 2014
Best Answer: Mine has neen blooming off and on for quite a while, now its loaded again and starting all over again!
Reply · Report · Gladys B on Jul 12, 2014
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how tall and wide do they get?
A shopper on Jun 5, 2014
Best Answer: We planted four of these a year ago last January. They bloomed heavily last year and this year, and have grown from 24" to almost 6' in height. They are quite beautiful in flower and a modest shrub when not. Admittedly, we fertilize with fertilizer sticks about every four months so the growth we have experience is probably above normal. But we have been very happy with them although they are clearly more shrub oriented and from our experience (and limited trimming skills), will not make an attractive tree.
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What is the annual rate of growth until it reaches mature height?
Carol S on Sep 14, 2014
Best Answer: Studies have shown that once the Pink Velour crape myrtle trees have established their roots they can grow 2-3 foot a year.
Reply · Report · Gena MStaff on Sep 15, 2014
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WHAT FERTILIZER DO YOU GIVE THESE??
A shopper on Aug 23, 2014
Best Answer: A fertilizer that's high in nitrogen.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 25, 2014
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Live in Wichita, Ks. Will a bush survive here?
A shopper on Jul 30, 2014
Best Answer: Check your almanac-if harshly severe cold and winds predicted, protect your favorite specimens with extra mulch, blankets wraps.
Reply · Report · Linda L on Aug 1, 2014
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When is the best time to plant this tree in Maryland?
A shopper on Aug 27, 2014
Best Answer: The best time to plant is in the early Spring or early Fall, but if your temperatures aren't scorching hot in the 90's or above then it's fine to go ahead and plant now.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 29, 2014
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can you cut the tree from the top to make it more like a bush?
A shopper on Aug 1, 2014
Best Answer: I don't see why not! then again it all depends on HOW Big the tree IS! My trees are still small So I can control the height from the get GO! I do not want my trees to GROW real tall, and Am going to keep them some what on the shorter side. They are planted to shade the front of my house but not to over power!
I have seen a few neighbors cut the tree WAY Back in January! This is real hard on the tree and she never gets that great umbrella!
Reply · Report · SARAH P on Aug 5, 2014
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When is the best time to plant this tree in long island, NY?
A shopper on Jul 30, 2014
Best Answer: Im from Queens, NY and planted one of these babies last summer and it has grown wonderfully!
Reply · Report · Ahilan S on Jul 31, 2014
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What is the common name of the pink variety? I know the white blooms are called Natchez
Marti D on Jul 25, 2014
Best Answer: This particular variety is the Lagerstroemia indica 'Whit VI'.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 28, 2014
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Why is the bark pealing and dropping off the trunk of the tree?
A shopper on Jul 24, 2014
Best Answer: I have had my trees for two seasons now and the bark has never fallen off.
Reply · Report · JOANNE C on Jul 24, 2014
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Would this do well with the winters of Northern Ky.? I see where on person in New Jersey said they have 2 of these that are doing well.
Mark B on Jul 20, 2014
Best Answer: The pink Velour Crape isn't recommended for Kentucky. The climate there isn't suited for it. It's recommend for growing zones 7 - 10 which New Jersey falls in.

http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/ZoneMap.htm
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does crepe grow in Colorado?
A shopper on Aug 24, 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.

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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.