Root Ball Hedging Plants
Root Ball Season Spring 2021 / Winter 2022
Root Balled Plants Explained:
During the autumn and winter months each year, the root ball season begins in the UK as plants enter their dormant phase. Root ball hedging plants are grown and nurtured as nature intended in fields rather than containers. Once the mature plants are dormant, which happens during the cold autumn / winter months, they are taken out of the ground with the soil around the plant’s root ball intact and wrapped for protection in biodegradable Hessian sacking. There is no need to remove this sacking when planting, as it disintegrates naturally over time. This basically means that the plant will be supplied with a proper root system fully intact but without the pot.
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During autumn and winter, evergreen hedging is the most popular type of plant planted by gardeners and landscapers in root ball form.
The benefit of root ball hedging plants is that they are generally available at a reduced price compared to potted plants. If a customer needs large quantities of hedging then the cost savings can be significant using root balled plants provided they are planted in the ground anytime between November and April.
What do I need to consider when planting root balled hedging plants?
View our Video Guide to Planting A Root Balled Hedge