Bare-root plants are only delivered and planted in the winter season, from November to April. Pot grown plants can be delivered and planted all year round.
Most plants are sold either bareroot only (e.g. all large trees and most hedge plants) or pot grown only (e.g. lavender and climbing plants), so there is no decision to be made, but some, like rose bushes or beech hedging, are sold bareroot in winter and pot grown the rest of the year.
Advantages of Bare-root plants:
Advantages of Pot Grown plants:
Our Advice to You:
If it is summer, and you can't wait to get planting, and you can definitely water them twice a week in dry weather, order pot grown plants.
Otherwise, order bare-root plants for delivery in the winter months.
In both cases it is a good idea to order early.