Shift-Up Material: Future Crops & Ready-Now Crops!
This week we want to share two varieties that are ready now PLUS a sneak peek of our 1-gallon liners for shift-up that will be ready later this spring and summer. Many of our customers request an advance order to secure shift-up material for later in the year. So, we decided to put together a list of all of our most-requested 1g liners.
As the saying goes…
What is shift-up material? And what’s a liner?
“Shift up” is the action of moving a plant up in container size. For that reason, plants marketed as “liners” are sold for the purpose of being shifted up or further grown by the customer. Some of our 1g liners are not ready for sale yet, because they need stronger root development before they are ready for shift up. So, these 1g liners will spend the next few months “rooting out” or growing stronger root systems, so that our customers can shift up the material into larger sizes (like 3g pots, for example) and sell.
How reliable is a “ready date”?
Short answer, pretty reliable, but not 100%. A ready date is an estimation. We calculate ready dates based on previous crop data, weather, and other factors to the best of our ability. For some plants, these dates may shift sooner or later, all depending on sizing and development. This is why it’s important to keep an eye on our availability which is updated weekly with new ready dates.
Most importantly though, customers that call to place a hold on future crops can guarantee their order in advance. And when the crops are ready, we’ll ship them to you. Call us today to place an order.
We have two varieties we are pushing this week that are ready NOW. Both of these crops are abundant and beautiful, and we have limited quantities left for this season. Call today to place an order!
Click to enlarge each photo and hover to view the name, size & ready date. We’ve also put these in list-form below the crop photo gallery.
Ready May 1, 2019
Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red' 1g
Ilex verticillata 'Southern Gentleman' 1g
Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird' 1g
Fothergilla major 'Mount Airy' 1g
Ilex glabra 'Densa' 1g
Abelia x 'Rose Creek' 1g
Ready June 1, 2019
Nandina domestica 'Gulf Stream' 1g
Ilex glabra 'Gem Box' 1g
Ready August 1, 2019
Buxus microphylla 'Baby Gem' 1g
Ready September 1, 2019
Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Goshiki' 1g