- The British root-ball season is in Autumn and Winter, when plants naturally become dormant. This is generally from mid-October to March but is weather dependant. However, some species are available for longer.
- These bare-root plants are grown in fields, rather than in pots.
- Bare-root plants are cheaper than potted plants.
- There is a higher failure rate with bare root plants, and we do not offer a guarantee for these plants.
- Bare-root plants arrive with a good ball of soil around their roots, and often a hessian or wire and hessian wrap.
- These plants need to be planted as soon as possible after delivery but can be stored for a short while, if the root balls are kept moist and they are in a sheltered position.
- Care needs to be taken to plant to the original soil level of the specimen, as planting too deep can cause the plant to die. The top of the root-ball should be at least the 5cm above the surrounding soil. Leave the wire and hessian in place when planting but cut the wire around the trunk and bend it back a little. Both wire and hessian will naturally degrade over time.
- We carry an extensive range of bare-root stock during the season. Give our sales team a call to discuss your order. 01932 821626