For Florida Arbor Day, the Homosassa River Garden Club will hold their FREE TREE GIVEAWAY, distributing 500 Tulip Tree saplings (Liriodendron tulipifera). This perennial is native from Canada to Central Florida and is a strong, tall, fast-growing, deciduous tree. The large fragrant flowers arrive in Spring and are pale green or yellow, with an orange band. Their name comes from the flowers strong resemblance to tulips, but they are also known as Yellow Poplar. Sun lovers and best suited to moister soils; a regular top-dressing of mulch will help provide them with the top soil and moisture they like, and irrigation is advised. Since it is tall like a pine tree, it will appear best when set back, so you are not directly under it. They yield large quantities of nectar and are favored by bees.
Distribution date for the trees is Saturday January 18, 2014 – starting at 9:30 and while supplies last.
Available at TWO LOCATIONS:
Publix Super Market – Shoppes of Sugarmill Woods Publix Super Market – Springs Plaza
9525 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, FL & 3942 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, FL
at corner of US Hwy 19 & 98 at corner of US Hwy 19 & Halls River Rd.