Most of our plants are delivered to you Bareroot in Winter.
Pot Grown plants are delivered Year Round, when they are in stock.
Hedging Plant / Sapling Tree Sizes:
All bareroot and pot grown hedging plants, and young sapling trees, are measured by their height in centimetres above ground level when lifted & planted, in ranges of around 20cms, so 40/60cms, then 60/80cms, then 80/100cms etc.
Ornamental Tree Sizes:
Larger bareroot trees are called "standards", referring to the standard 'waist measurement' of the girth of the tree at 1 metre above ground level, in centimetres.
A 6/8cm standard tree has a trunk that is between 6 and 8 centimetres in circumference, one metre from the ground.
As a rough average for most trees, a 6/8 standard is over 2 metres tall, and an 8/10 standard is between 3 and 4 metres, but it depends on the tree.
Fruit Tree Sizes:
Most of our fruit trees are sold in 3 sizes.
Suitable Apple & Pear tree varieties are also sold as ready-made cordons.
You can find information regarding the rootstocks we use for our fruit trees here.
Soft Fruit Sizes:
Berry bushes aren't measured by height because they are such low bushes & some of them need to be chopped back before delivery anyway.
All of our named rose varieties were budded or grafted 2 years before you receive them. Both bareroot and pot grown roses are pruned down to about 30 cms high before we deliver them.