Bareroot Plants compared to Potted plants.

Julian Bosdari posted this on 31 Mar 2017

Bare-root Plants are only delivered in the winter season, from November to April. 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 more 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 longer if there is a delay in planting. 

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

Categories: Hedge Plant Advice
Tags: bareroot  potted  comparison 
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