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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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.
Most deciduous trees can be transplanted without soil on their roots (bare-rooted), but evergreens and some more difficult deciduous species should have their roots in a ball of soil held together with hes-sian to protect the young roots and hold the soil around them (root-balled).
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.
Most deciduous trees can be transplanted without soil on their roots (barerooted), but evergreens and some more difficult deciduous species should have their roots in a ball of soil held together with hessian to protect the young roots and hold the soil around them (root-balled).
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.