All bareroot and pot grown hedging plants, or younger 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.
Larger bareroot trees are called Standards, referring to the standard 'waist measurement' of their girth in centimetres at 1 metre above ground level.
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.
Most of our fruit trees are sold bareroot, in 3 sizes.
Suitable apple & pear varieties are also sold as ready-made cordons: as long as it is a spur bearing variety, you can turn any maiden into a cordon very easily.
Dwarf fruit trees & Wonder trees: A small selection of fruit trees are available in dwarf forms that are ideal for growing in large pots and small gardens. A wonder tree is a specific style of dwarf tree that uses both a dwarfing rootstock and a high graft point to create a tree form that is small, very low maintenance, and aesthetically pleasing. Dwarf & wonder trees are sold in pots.
You can read about the rootstocks we use for our fruit trees here.
Berry bushes aren't measured by height: some of them need to be chopped back before delivery, and some are just very small by nature.
All of our named rose cultivars were budded or grafted 2 years before you receive them. Both bareroot and pot grown roses are pruned down to about 30cm high before we deliver them.