Coontail Plant

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25 Plants
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Coontail Plant Description

Coontail is an aquatic or underwater plant found in ponds, lakes, streams, ditches, and marshes and is suitable for those who create water gardens.

Coontail is the most common aquatic plant found in the United States. It's also found in other parts of the world, such as Canada and Mexico. However, the plant is not confined to just the North American area.

The Coontail, which lives entirely underwater, is straight and flat, but its leaves are needlelike. The plant makes one think of a raccoon's tail, where "Coontail" comes from. The plant is somewhat cord-like. However, it is also a flexible plant.

The plant has up to 12 leaves per whorl, and it bears a small amount of small fruit. The fruit is oval, and the fruit and the rest of the Coontail are wildlife food for species such as ducks. Furthermore, decomposition provides food for other species when the plant dies. However, it is not a plant that humans should eat because it is poisonous if ingested.

The Coontail is a perennial plant. It thrives in shallow water to as much as water that is 18 feet deep.

Coontail prefers fresh or somewhat salty water, not saltwater.

Although the plant has no roots, it's found at the bottom of water but can sometimes float freely.

The Coontail creates a fish habitat, improves water clarity, and provides food for species. It also provides cover for small fish from their predators.

Coontail Plants are For Sale at Tree Nursery Co

Hardy Planting Zone – 3-9

Bloom Season – June through September

Bloom Color – Greenish brown

Height at Maturity – Up to 10 feet

Soil Type Preferred - Underwater plant

Sun or Shade – Part shade and part sun

Reviews (1)

  • 5
    Coontail Plant

    Posted by A. Staton on May 02, 2022

    Great selection for every season. It's always a pleasure to buy from here


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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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