Container Evergreens Available for Holiday Trees
Our regular retail shopping hours have concluded, but we will be here so you can purchase holiday trees. Small, container grown evergreens can be brought indoors for a short while during the holidays, and then planted outside.
How to care for and plant your indoor/outdoor holiday tree:
Purchase your tree now and dig your planting hole before the ground freezes. Keep your tree outside and water as needed, keeping in mind that plants in containers tend to dry out more quickly than ones planted in the ground.
When you are ready, gradually introduce your tree to indoor temperatures by moving it to an unheated garage or porch for a few days before bringing it inside. Check for insect egg masses or other unwanted critters.
Find a cool spot for your tree, away from ducts and heat sources. Place the container in a tub to minimize watering mess. Keep it indoors for up to 10 days and water as needed.
After the holiday, move it back to the porch or garage for a few days and then plant it in the hole you prepared. Water after planting and whenever the ground thaws and appears dry. And then enjoy the fact that you are providing important habitat and food sources for songbirds.
Trees available are:
Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana) – 2 gal pots, 2-3′ – $35 each; large B&B specimen 5-6′ – $99 (sale)
White Pine (Pinus strobus) – 3 gal pots, 2-3′ – $30; 5 to 7 gal pots, 2-3′ – $35 each
Red Pine (Pinus resinosa) – ~2 gal pots, 2-2.5′ – $25 each; larger specimens 4-5′ – $75 each
Virginia Pine (Pinus virginiana) – 2 gal pots, 1-2′ – $25 each; 3 gal pots, 2-3′ – $35 each
Pitch Pine (Pinus rigida) – 3 gal pots, 2-3′ – $35 each
Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda) – large specimens in fabric pots, 6-8′ – $175 each (sale)
Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) – 3 gal squat pots, 1-2′ – $25 each
Atlantic White Cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides) – ~1 gal pots, 1-2.5′ – $15 each; 2 gal pots – $35 each
Eastern Arborvitea (Thuja occidentalis) -2 gal pots, 1-2′ – $25 each; 3 gal pots, 1-2′ – $30 each
Red Spruce (Picea rubens) – ~ 2 gal pots, 1-1.5′ – $25 each
White Spruce (Picea glauca) – ~ 1 gal pots, 1′ – $20 each
*some heights may vary slightly from described per individual*
Stop by on Saturday, December 7 (10am-2pm), Wednesday, December 11 (10am – 2pm) or Friday, December 13 (12pm – 4pm). Or email us for an appointment for a date that is convenient for you.
If you are interested in purchasing a container evergreen, we’ll be at the nursery on the days and times listed above (WEATHER PERMITTING) to help you make your selections. If that time does not work for you, please email Brian @ edgeofthewoodsnursery.com to make arrangements to meet us at the nursery (do not include “spaces” in email address provided).
Gift Cards Available
Gift cards can be used to make purchases in the nursery and to pay for consultation or design services. We can mail the card to you or directly to the recipient, via U.S. Mail. More details can be found here.