Bareroot vs Potted Plants

Bare-root Plants are only delivered in the winter season, from November to May. Pot grown plants can be delivered all year round

Advantages of Bare-root plants:
  • You pay less for the same size plants.
  • You can carry and plant them easily.
  • You only plant them in winter, so they need less maintenance after planting. The ground is naturally wet for their first few months.
  • You get the biggest selection: Many trees are not sold pot-grown.
  • They are "asleep" in winter - this is the best time to transplant any tree.
  • They use fewer fertilisers & fungicides, less water and less packaging and fuel in their production & delivery.

    Advantages of Pot Grown plants:
  • Pot grown plants can be delivered & planted all year round.
  • Plants with tender roots & larger specimens must be delivered in pots.
  • Plants in pots can be kept for months longer if there is a delay in planting.

    Our Advice to You:
    If you can't wait to get planting, order Pot grown plants now.
    If you are not in a hurry, order bare-root plants for delivery this winter.
    In both cases it is usually a good idea to order early.

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