How are the heights measured?
All tree, and nothin' but the tree! We measure from the top of the soil to the top of the tree; the height of the container or the root system is never included in our measurements.
What is a gallon container?
Nursery containers come in a variety of different sizes, and old-school nursery slang has stuck. While the industry-standard terminology is to call the sizes "Gallon Containers", that doesn't exactly translate to the traditional liquid "gallon" size we think of. You'll find we carry young 1-gallons, up to more mature 7-gallons ranging anywhere from 6 inches to 6ft.
How does the delivery process work?
All of our orders ship via FedEx Ground! Once your order is placed online, our magic elves get right to work picking, staging, boxing and shipping your trees. Orders typically ship out within 2 business days. You will receive email notifications along the way on the progress of your order, as well as tracking information to track your plants all the way to their new home!
Why are some states excluded from shipping?
The short & sweet answer is: "United States Department of Agriculture Restrictions." Every state has their own unique USDA restrictions on which plants they allow to come into their state. While we wish we could serve everyone, it's for the safety of native species and helps prevent the spread of invasive disease & pests. We've gotta protect good ole' Mother Nature, after all.
- Plant Hardiness Zones 8-9
- Mature Width 2-4
- Mature Height 6
- Sun Needs Full Sun
Why Tuscan Blue Rosemary is a Great Holiday Plant
What is the most popular holiday activity? Eating. Food and eating as a family is at the heart of all holiday celebrations, as it should be through the rest of the year too. If you cook, or someone you love does, then you know the value of rosemary in the kitchen. It could be with roasted potatoes, flavoring lamb, chicken, turkey and even fish – or in sophisticated infusion drinks, but the sophisticated flavor of this Mediterranean favorite is loved by everyone who cooks, and all those who eat. So, what better holiday gift than a plant of this great herb? So much better fresh than dried, it’s evergreen, it is available every day of the year, straight from the garden. But wait, this is also a handsome bush, with attractive gray-green foliage, a gnarly trunk when mature, and with the Tuscan Blue Rosemary, a wonderful display of blue-violet flowers all along the stems in spring. Sprawling out of a bed over a patio, or spilling over a wall, this mounding plant is a statement in green. It looks great in a large pot too – just brush by to get that aroma!
What is Tuscan Blue Rosemary Like?
A selected form of wild rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis, the plant called ‘Tuscan Blue’ is a robust shrub that under good conditions can grow over 6 feet tall, but is more often seen as a lower, mounding plant with many slim branches growing outwards and upwards. In time it may develop a thick, woody base with flaking gray bark, and lots of rugged Mediterranean beauty. The leaves are closely packed along the stems, and they are narrow but thick, with a darker green upper surface and a gray-green lower side. Chefs prefer this variety because it is very aromatic, with an abundance or fragrant oils in the leaves. In late winter or spring flowers open along older stems, and these are a rich blue-violet color. The contrast of the blue against the dark green is striking, and this is a very attractive plant for xeric gardening, and planting among rocks and gravel.
How do You Grow Tuscan Blue Rosemary?
Tuscan Blue Rosemary will grow anywhere there is no hard frost, and it can be planted outdoors in zones 8 and 9. It may survive with some die-back in warmer parts of zone 7, growing in sun and dry soil. In cooler zones it is best to grow it in a tub or pot so you can keep it indoors during the coldest times. It will grow in any well-drained soil and prefers hot, sunny and dry locations, growing well in alkaline soils. Use a cactus soil when growing in a pot. Plants can be trimmed in spring, after flowering, and it can be pruned hard, or trimmed regularly into a thick, low mound with many branches.
Buying Tuscan Blue Rosemary from the Tree Center
We love dual-purpose plants, and rosemary certainly is that. You will satisfy both the gardener and the cook when you give them this beautiful pot of rosemary as a holiday gift. Don’t wait, you have found the answer, but order now – these plants go so fast.