Here is an overview of the different size plants we grow, and what you can expect to receive when you purchase plants from us:
RootMaker 32 Plug
RootMaker 32 Plugs are our most popular product line.
RootMaker 32 Plugs are available for most species; these are small first-season 2-1/4" plugs. For large landscaping areas, they are a very economical choice, especially for prairie plantings where high plug density is needed to achieve quick cover. We stock many varieties in RootMaker 32 plugs; for large orders or custom species, please contact us for a quote.
1 Quart SuperPlug™
We grow many varieties of trees, shrubs and perennials in these pots. SuperPlugs measure 4" Wide x 5" Tall and are made from a recycled biodegradable nonwoven fabric which allows air and moisture to penetrate. Because of this, roots are air pruned at the pot wall, causing them to branch behind. The result of this air pruning is a plant which has hundreds of times more root tips than a plant grown in a conventional plastic pot! Root tips are what pull in nutrients, and with more overall root tips, the plant is able to establish and grow much more quickly than conventional stock.
We used to recommend planting SuperPlugs pot and all, but after doing some field trials, we now recommend removing the pot before planting. Root growth is unrestricted, and the plugs establish much faster this way. Simply cut a slit down one side of the pot, and peel the pot off of the root mass. SuperPlugs also are good for potting into 3-gallon pots, as they fill the pot within a single growing season. Tree liners can be planted directly in 5- or even 7-gallon pots as SuperPlug stock.