Late Fall and Early Winter are the Best Times to Gift Trees
Are you struggling with an idea for a holiday gift? How about one that will provide years and years of benefit. Your friend will remember you every spring if you give them the gift of a small, flowering tree. Try to find one that is growing in a seven-gallon or smaller container. You don’t want to give them a hernia along with your present!
Allow at least a fifteen-foot diameter for planting. Trees prefer to be planted when dormant, so November and December are ideal for establishment. You can attach a photograph and simple instructions along with the bow. You might even include a sturdy spade to complete the gift. Keep the tree watered outside until right before presentation.
Here are some exceptional little trees that can beautify a residential yard—my favorites. Talk to your nursery person to discover which would do well in your area.
‘Covey’ Weeping Redbud
‘Sango-kaku’ Japanese Maple
‘Princess Diana’ Serviceberry
‘Jalena’ Witch Hazel
‘Colonial Blue’ Chaste Tree