Ashridge Nurseries is working as normal and the despatching of bareroot plants is underway.

You can see Current Delivery Information Here. We are now taking orders for delivery in February 2021.

Bulbs in the Green are available to order today.

Order now for delivery in February/March.

Sizing Guide for Plants & Trees

Sizing Guide

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. 

We strongly suggest that you buy the smallest sized plants for large projects, and/or where watering and mulching your new hedge will be a challenge. Little 40/60cms plants are much more likely to succeed in tough conditions than large 100/120cms ones. 
If you are planting into good conditions, and can easily water and mulch your plants, then we recommend bigger plants for immediate impact.

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.

  • The half-standard is the largest, has a straight trunk of about 1.20 metres and a branched head and will mature into a tree about 4 metres high.
  • The bush is like a half-standard, with a trunk about 60cms tall that then splits into the main branches. This matures into a more compact tree, about 3 metres high.
  • The maiden is a smaller, younger fruit tree. If you want to grow fans or espaliers, you need to begin with a maiden.

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.

  • Raspberries: Bareroot canes, pruned to 40 cms.
  • Strawberries: Last year's rooted runners.
  • All other soft fruit: 1-2 year old plants.

Rose Sizes:
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.

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