American Wild Plum Tree
The tree took 6 days to go through the mail. I just got it yesterday. It was still alive, but pretty wilted. A miracle! I soaked it in water for a couple of hours then planted it, immediately after I got it, and watered it. Today I have it under a shade covering so that its leaves can recover from its journey while its roots get used to its new home. It looks better today than it did yesterday, so I think it will survive. It's a good sized tree, about 3 feet tall, with lots of healthy leaves. I am so glad to have a plum tree native to this area. Other than being a little beat up and dehydrated from being in the mail for so long, it looks healthy. I am impressed that it survived. Also it was easy to plant because the roots were in a burlap sack. The mail delivery person didn't follow the instructions to put it under the porch, but I came home for lunch, so it didn't get baked in the sun. The instructions for delivery should be written on the outside of the package. That mistake could have killed my tree, except I happened to come home for lunch.