April 18, 2010
This is a Purple Leaf Smoke tree I purchased for around $4 at a local Fred's store. It came in a cardboard box with the roots in a plastic bag. The picture of the tree on the box was beautiful but I'm sure actual results may vary! The contents of the box was a stick with four tiny green leaves and about 1 cup of dirt. I thought, no way this will ever survive the drive home much less grow.
Well, we did make it home, me and the tree. The young sprig sat in the box another couple of days and then I was able to get it planted in this container on our back deck. Sort of like a tree nursery!