Tree Seedling Care and Information

100% guaranteed to arrive fresh and healthy! Compliance, care and communication with agricultural departments of the US have been taken to ensure that your tree seedlings will ship without being hindered and thrive without disturbing the environmental integrity of your area. Additionally, we've found success in treating our seedlings with a product that produces a natural reaction to reduce moisture loss in shipping. We also inoculate with a beneficial fungi (mycorrhizae) which promotes survival and growth of our seedlings even in difficult planting conditions. Inoculated tree seedlings will be much hardier against a variety of environmental stresses such as drought, heat and poor soil conditions.

Tree Species | The Greenhouse | USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map | Planting Instructions | Tree Facts

Tree Species

Colorado Blue Spruce

Colorado Blue Spruce Picea pungens - The Colorado Blue Spruce, our most popular species, is a hardy, adaptable tree with short needles; slow growth rate; prefers full to partial sun; does best in moist, well drained soils, but is tolerant of other soils. Zone 3-7

 

Meyer Spruce Picea meyeri- The Meyer Spruce can withstand a wide range of temperatures. Soft uniform blue-green color, medium growth rate; is tolerant of shade, tolerates a wide range of soil conditions and is very drought tolerant. Zones 2-8

Norway Spruce

Norway Spruce Picea abies - Has dark green draping branches; fast growth rate; prefers full to partial sun; does best in moist, well drained soils; often grown for timber, shelter belts, wildlife, and ornamentals. Zone 3-7

Black Hills Spruce

Black Hills Spruce Picea mariana - Has short blue-green needles; medium growth rate; prefers full to partial sun; does best in moist soils but is tolerant of a variety of soils; often grown for timber or wildlife. Zone 2-5 Limited availability.

Afghan Pine

Afghan Pine Pinus eldarica - Likes full or partial shade - A fast growing evergreen tree and can be used as border landscaping. Can grow up to 80ft. tall and 30ft. wide. Low water once established. Also called Mondell pine. Zone 6-10 Limited Availability

Loblolly Pine

Loblolly Pine Pinus taeda - is a large evergreen tree that reaches heights of 90' to 110'. The leaves are needle-like, 4" to 9" long, and borne in fascicles of three. They have a slight bluish-green tinge, are stiff, and sometimes slightly twisted.
Zone 6-9

Slash Pine

Slash Pine Pinus elliottii - A medium to large tree that reaches heights of 80' to 115' tall. The needles are 5" to 11" long. It grows in the infertile soils of sandhills, flatwoods, and near wet lowlands, such as swamps and ponds. Zone 9-11
Limited availability.

Mugo Pine Pinus mugo- A small to medium sized shrubby evergreen which can reach heights of 20' tall. Usually low, broad-spreading and bushy. No watering necessary. Likes full sun. Good for ornamental landscaping. Tolerates dry and alkaline soil. Zone 2-7

Eastern Red Cedar - Juniperus virginiana

A very dense, columnar ornamental that is excellent as a windbreak or privacy screen. Reaches heights of 40 feet, resulting in dense and rot resistant wood which is used in cedar chests, cedar closets and outdoor applications such as fencing. It's root system is very dense, making it a perfect tree for erosion control. Eastern Red Cedar is excellent for developing wildlife habitat on your property, offering birds cover for nesting, and berries as a food source during stressful winters. Zones 2-9

Oriental Arborvitae - Thuja orientalis Flat scale-like foliage without a sweet fragrance when crushed; branches are held in a flat vertical plane; evergreen
Reaches heights of 20 feet with a spread of about 15 feet. Large shrub or small tree with a variable habit ranging from round to oval to conical, to columnar. Likes full sun (will be less dense in part shade; will not tolerate shady sites) Will tolerate dry to moist soils

zones 6-11

Our greenhouse grows over 25 conifer tree species. If there is a tree species that you don't see here, please let us know and we will check on availability.

The Greenhouse

Our greenhouse grows up to 6 million tree seedlings per year which gives us the opportunity to provide you with fresh, healthy tree favors and gifts for a low cost, available all year round. Containerized plug tree seedlings such as ours, offer flexibility and survivability. The roots remain protected by the soil they are grown in, eliminating shock when transplanting so the tree seedling establishes easily and settles into the soil better. Plug seedlings offer many advantages over bare root seedlings, including high survival rates, longer planting season, increased flexibility of planting schedule, and no planting check since the roots are protected in the soil plug and are planted with roots essentially undisturbed.

tree seedling greenhouse

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Restrictions/regualtions of tree seedlings (live plant matter) for exportation into other countries can be costly and often prohibitive, therefore, we only ship to the states you see in the map below. These restrictions/regulations are in place to protect you and preserve your eco system.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Planting Instructions

Outdoor Planting

  • Choose a sunny location.
  • Prepare a hole 18" across and 12" deep.
  • Half fill with rich soil. Mix in some dry leaves or pine needles.
  • Remove seedling from protective casing. Center root plug.
  • Fill hole and pack soil firmly but gently.
  • Soak well with at least one gallon of water, (under watering is more harmful than over watering).
  • Water regularly when there is no rain.

    Indoor Planting
  • Choose a large container (approx. one gallon) with drainage holes in the bottom.
  • Follow outdoor planting instructions, watering well.
  • After initial watering, water only when dry.
  • In the Fall, place in a cool spot away from direct heat, to set dormancy until Spring.

What if I receive my tree seedling in the Fall? Your tree seedlings may be planted outdoors 4 weeks before a hard frost. Otherwise follow indoor planting suggestions and plant outdoors in the Spring.

What if I receive a tree seedling in the Winter months? We ship our tree seedlings year round! Both indoor and outdoor planting instructions are provided, so you may start the seedling indoors and transfer outdoors in the spring.

CLICK HERE for detailed information on how to plant a tree

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Trees...

  • Manufacture 5 pounds of pure oxygen per day.
  • Consume CO2 to fight the Greenhouse Effect that threatens our survival.
  • Provide the cooling equivalent of 10 room-sized air conditioning units.
  • Reduce fossil fuels used for heating & cooling.
  • Collect pollutants from the air.
  • Reduce noise pollution.
  • Produce homes for birds and small animals.
  • Enrich surrounding soil.
  • Prevent soil erosion.

 


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