root-balled

root-balled

Said of a growing plant that has been prepared for transplantation; the largest part of its root system (together with the soil that surrounds it) is retained in the shape of a ball. Also see balled and burlapped.
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8m plants with over 500,000 container grown items and 130,000 trees over 2m tall both bare-root and root-balled.
After root-pruning don't allow what remains of the root system to dry out during the following season, bearing in mind the shrub has effectively been root-balled like those wrapped in hessian and bought from garden centres in autumn for transplanting.
Prepare a hole and buy bargain, large specimen root-balled evergreens now.
Some people opt for barerooted or root-balled trees to keep the tree for future years.
Some people opt for bare-rooted or root-balled trees if they want to keep the tree for future years.
If you bought a root-balled tree in sacking or similar material, kept it damp and potted it in moist earth before bringing it inside, the tree should have a reasonable chance of survival if planted out after Christmas.
The problem often is sourcing good quality bare-rooted and root-balled plants, and the restricted window for planting (November to March) compared to containerised stock.
A root-balled or container- grown tree is more likely to survive for another year.
Do not allow the remaining root system to dry out during the following season bearing in mind the tree has, effectively, been root-balled.
CONTINUE to plant deciduous trees and shrubs, especially bare- rooted and root-balled plants.
Root-balled specimens are the cheapest and just as successful as the more expensive container-grown ones so long as the root-ball is not allowed to dry out, particularly in the year immediately after planting.
After root-pruning whether in preparation for a move or to induce flowering, do not allow what remains of the root system to dry out during the following season, bearing in mind that the plants have effectively been root-balled, like those wrapped in hessian and available from garden centres in autumn.