The ultimate height and spread of any given tree or shrub is always dictated by the soil and climatic conditions where it is planted. No-one, however expert can accurately predict the future size of a given plant in a particular situation. For this reason we are no longer including absolute measurements (e.g.20ft) for ultimate height. We have instead used the widely accepted system below which represents more accurately the range of heights that a plant can be expected to attain in reasonable conditions.
Dwarf Shrub 1-3ft, Small Shrub 3-5ft, Medium Shrub 6-10ft, Large Shrub Over 10ft
Small Tree Up to 30ft, Medium Tree 30-50ft, Large Tree Over 50ft
Br = BARE ROOTED SEEDLINGS OR CUTTINGS
Usually a one year old plant grown at a high density to produce an economically priced plant that is especially useful where large quantities are contemplated. These plants must be despatched and planted when dormant from Late October until Early April depending on weather conditions.
Tr = BARE ROOTED TRANSPLANTS
A plant that has been lifted from the ground and re-planted at a wider spacing during its time on the nursery to encourage a strong fibrous root system and sturdier growth. As above these are available from Late October until Early April weather dependent.
FW = FEATHERED WHIP
A young bare rooted tree that has been more widely spaced than a transplant. These plants have been grown on to produce more developed side feathers (young branches) than transplants. A larger bolder plant that is perfect for a more instant effect but still small enough to establish quite quickly. As above available Late October until Early April.
FT = FEATHERED TREE
Older and more developed plants than feathered whips, that have been grown with more space to give greater effect. For ornamental trees this is a maiden tree that has been grown on to produce side branches.
MDN = MAIDEN TREES
A young ornamental or fruit tree grafted onto a root stock and grown on for 1 year. Some species naturally produce side feathers (young branches) while others will be a single stem at this age. These plants can be from 2-6ft in height depending on the vigour of the particular variety. The most economical method of buying ornamental and fruiting trees.
RB = ROOTBALLED
A larger plant grown in the field and lifted carefully along with the soil and root system immediately around the trunk or stem. The Rootball is then carefully wrapped in Hessian to contain the soil. These are larger or bushier plants that represent very good value for money. Available from Mid-October until Mid-April.
P = POT GROWN
A plant grown in compost in a pot that can be planted at any time of year without root disturbance. Available all year round subject to stock availability.
DD = Direct delivery
Larger than normal plants that need a special delivery. Please ring the office for more details.
HS = Hedgesmart Item.
Larger than normal plants that are sold from our sister company which grows our larger products, primarily potted and larger products. Vat not applicable
PALLET DELIVERY (The size will also have an *) All plants marked with the pallet symbols are too large or heavy to send out with our conventional parcel carriers and are therefore delivered on pallets. Our usual carriage and packing charge do not apply, see delivery page for further details.
Plants carrying this symbol have been classed as outstanding for garden use after RHS trials.