Tree Care and FAQ's
Below you will find many valuable resources about the proper procedures around tree planting, pruning, watering, general care, growth rate, sunlight, shade requirements and more.
Several items can be found here including items that will also assist you in the long term care and enjoyment of your tree, your climate zone and more.
Learn more specifics about our trees here including their growth rate, climate recommendations, and more to assist you in selecting the correct tree for your desires or area.
About your Zone:
USDA Hardiness Zones are based upon the best available information and are provided as guidelines only. Elevation, microclimate, topography and other factors will influence your coldest minimum temperatures within a zone. Use appropriate judgement relating to your specific area when selecting plant material. Check your climate zone map below
Care & Planting Instructions
1. Remove me from my shipping box. If I have paper wrap, please take that off. The wrap and ribbon are recyclable. I come in a plastic bag to protect my soil, please remove it from my pot. (Do not remove my pot until ready to plant.)
2. Water me. Place me outside. I am not an indoor plant. Make sure you water me especially in warm weather.
3. I can be planted any time of the year. Here are some tips on where to plant me: Make sure there is no competition for my space such as other plants or grass. Try to find places with well drained soil.
4. Dig a hole 6 – 8 inches wider than I am. Loosen some of the soil in the hole. Take me out of my pot
5. Hold me straight and fill the hole with moist soil. Plant me 1 inch deeper than the ground line on my trunk. Avoid air pockets in the hole.
6. The first year, please water me approximately every 3 weeks. Water me weekly in summer months.
7. If I’m a deciduous tree, I lose my leaves in the fall. In the spring, new leaves will appear
Trees have a natural way of getting ready for the cold months of winter. You will notice that the deciduous trees, (having leaves) have lost their leaves and look bare for the winter. Don’t panic, this is nature’s way of winterizing. The conifer trees (having needles) will show little change but they have gone dormant as well.
If you are unable to plant your tree upon receipt, your tree can remain in its container until spring. Place the plant and pot outdoors in a protected spot near your home. Insulate the pot with mulch or burlap. Let the natural winter take its course. This is not an indoor plant. It does not do well being kept indoors. Typical household heat dehydrates your tree. If you must keep it indoors for a limited time, place it near a window for sunlight in a cool room or porch area away from heat. Don’t forget to keep it watered when soil feels dry to the touch. When spring comes you can plant your tree outdoors after the last freezing temperatures.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Which trees are suitable for growing in my area or will be the best tree for my gift recipient's area? We have selected items that will grow well throughout the United States. The USDA Hardiness Zone information is just a guide of average climatic conditions and cold temperatures and it doesn't take into account micro-climates which result from local weather patterns, structures on your property, hills or canyons, or surrounding landscape plantings. If you're unsure, CALL US at 1-844-SEALED-1. We'll be happy to help you get the best tree for that special someone as a gift.
Q: When should I plant my tree? Is one time of the year better than another? The best time to plant your tree is as soon as possible after you receive it. Each tree comes with detailed care and planting instructions. If you are unable to plant the tree, remove the plastic shipping bag from around the container, keep it well-watered, and it will be fine in the pot for several months. Trees can be planted year-round, with the best times being in the fall (September - November) and spring (March - June). During the winter months, trees are dormant, but the ground is often frozen which makes digging difficult. When planting during the summer months, be sure new plantings are kept well-watered.
Q: How big will my trees get? We include growth habits and mature height information for each tree we send to assist with your landscape planning. The size of a tree and how fast it grows depends upon many natural factors such as sunlight, water, competition, growing seasons, climate and location. We are here to serve our customers. If you have any questions about our trees, just call us at 1-844-SEALED-1.