Here is an overview of the different size plants we provide, and what you can expect to receive when you purchase plants from us:
1 Quart SuperPlug™
Our most popular size! 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.
A huge advantage of the biodegradable pot is that it can be planted directly in the ground. This prevents transplant shock, allowing the plants to establish very quickly. Unlike peat pots and coir pots, the biodegradable fabric acts as a wick, evenly balancing moisture throughout the plant. 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.
1 Quart Standard Pot
Standard quarts are available currently, but we are working on shifting all of our stock to the Quart SuperPlugs. We find that the SuperPlugs are far superior to the standard quarts we've been growing. Standard quarts still yield decent plants, especially for fibrous-rooted perennials; for trees and shrubs, though, the plastic walled pots just don't yield the results in the nursery that we like to see.
RootMaker 32 Plug
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.