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Potted Tree Care

Potted Trees:

Potted are available for shipping in both Spring and Fall. All Fall shipments will be potted trees.

What to expect upon delivery?

Potted trees could possibly arrive in three different types of pot: root trapper cloth pot, sock cloth Pot, or plastic tower pot

All three pots are recommended for use in the nursery. The trees should be locked in with a cardboard cutout that is strapped or taped to the inside of the box to hold the pots in place.

    How should you care for a potted tree?

    • Remove the trees from package upon delivery to ensure they arrived safely and not damaged.
    • Feel the soil in the pot to ensure that the tree has plenty of water. Soil should be moist to touch.
    • Potted trees need to get sunlight for at least half a day (full day is best) until you can plant.
    • When trees are left outside in direct sunlight, be sure you protect the tree from animal browse. Try to keep the tree near your home or garage and bring the potted tree indoors at night time.
    • BE SURE YOU KEEP IT WATERED!!

    Freshly Grafted Trees:

    • Recently persimmons have been shipped as freshly grafted persimmon trees
    • Freshly grafted trees are all potted trees but have not budded out yet.
    • Before planting, we recommend removing from the box immediately upon delivery.
    • Feel the soil in the pot to ensure that the tree has plenty of water. Soil should be moist to touch.
    • Similar to any potted tree, Freshly Grafted Trees need to get sun light for at least half a day (full day is best) until you can plant.
    • Handle with care, these are fragile trees.
    • Do not remove white tape. The white tape is holding the bud graft on the root stock with hopes that the bud will take. Sprouting will happen through the tape.
    • If the bud has broken through the tape that means that the graft took and the tree is viable.
    • If the tape is still on but has not broken the bud, the tree needs more time to take to the root stock. Break off any green life below the tape to concentrate the growth to the grafted bud.
    • A tree protector is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for survival of the freshly grafted tree.

     All freshly grafted trees will be shipped in pots. 

    HELPFUL TIP: The key to survival for a tree in any planting season is to be sure the plant gets enough water. The #1 reason of lost trees is due to lack of water in their first year.