Due to the winter weather, orders from these states will ship in the spring, April to May: CA, CO, IA, ID, KS, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, NH, NV, OR, SD, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY. And due to the extreme cold and wind which we experienced through the Christmas holidays of December 2022, many Osmanthus varieties won't be shipped until we are assured there is no cold damage. This may be as late as April or May, 2023. We may choose to delay shipping other plants as well.

Sapindus mukorossi
Sapindus mukorossi
Sapindus mukorossi

Sapindus mukorossi

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Soapberry or Soap Nut Tree. This plant is native to China and has been used for 2000 years as a natural soap for both clothes and body washing. This could probably be the source of a new industry in the South, as the fruit from this plant are being used more and more for a truly natural soap. For more information, one can go to this blog on the tree:  http://www.soapnuts.pro/2009/07/15/soap-nuts-trees/. It is said that a tree needs to be about nine years old before it will begin flowering and fruiting. It does well on a low fertility soil and will reach to about 30'. The leaves are compound, somewhat resembling Pecan leaves. The flower which form the fruit are in terminal panicles and are showy. We are presently out of the 4 quart size but we do have 3 gallon available at our retail location which are too large to ship.

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