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Time to pre-order bare root trees and hedging

25th Sep 2019

Get your orders in for bare root trees and hedging! Although they're not available until November/December, we are happy to take pre-orders now to guarantee you get what you're after. You can pre-order on the website, over the phone, or in person at the nursery.

When you place your pre-order, feel free to let us know if you would like your items as soon as they are available, or if you would like to wait to have them. Bare root stock is available until March, so you have a few months to plant. Bare root stock is limited, though, so even if you're not ready to carry out the planting, we recommend you place your order as soon as you know what you require.

Not sure whether bare root is for you? The key differences between bare root and container-grown are that bare root can be cheaper and easier to transport in large quantities as there's no pot full of compost to deal with. For hedging especially, this makes a lot of sense. However, it's only possible to transplant while the plants are dormant, between November (December for fruit trees) and March. The exact date things become available in November depends on weather - a good cold snap is needed - so check with us before coming down to the nursery to purchase bare root items.

Not all our lines are available in bare root form; most evergreens are only available in containers and some deciduous trees are best planted from containers, too, so we don't offer these in bare root form. You can buy and plant container grown trees all year round.

Find out more in our guides:

Bare root or container?

Buying bare root hedging

 

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