Evergreen Seedling Gro-Plugs® 50 Cell Trays
Our 50 cell Gro-Plugs® are one-year-old trees when they arrive at your business. We seed these in late February to early March and grow them for one growing season. This line is always strong and the plants have many great uses. We sell them to some of the largest grafting nurseries in the United States. There is a good chance that when you are getting in your grafted spruce and pine, they started from our Norway Spruce and White Pine Gro-Plugs®. These plants make great grafting stock as well as starter plants in your field or to pot up. We use Gro-Plugs® in our bare root evergreen fields.
We have the best evergreen seedling plug available to the nursery industry. Our seedling plugs have healthy vigorous tops and root systems. Our growing trays are 2″ wide by 3” deep per cell and have deep inward ridges to send roots down to the large drainage hole. The roots are air pruned which stimulate root growth in the plug. Root systems are fibrous, non-circling with horizontal root branching. Plants suffer little or no transplant shock. Plugs are great for promotions of any type, Arbor Day, Earth Day, grand openings, Mother’s/Father’s Day, etc.
Evergreen 18 Cell Trays
Time waits for no one…but these little liners will wait for you!
Many of our customers have asked for a reasonably priced container liner that is well branched, has a heavy root system, and has a larger window of time for planting. We start with a root-trained Gro-Plug® seedling or a rooted cutting. We pot into a 3½” square by 5” deep pot and grow them on to a two-year-old seedling or to a two-year-old cutting grown liner.
This pot provides ample room for well-formed root development. The plants are spaced with the necessary growing room to start forming healthy branches. Our cool, sunny summers and relatively low humidty promote thick stems and heavy branches. They are grown outside during the growing season and stored in unheated polyhouses in the winter.
One factor that makes our plants exceptional is our growing environment. Our evergreen quart liners are grown in an organic medium that encourages strong tops and heavy roots. Our native strains of ectomycorrhizae develop in our Gro-Plug® and quart liners early. Mycorrhizae fungus forms a beneficial association with the roots to enhance water and nutrient uptake. This relationship can be seen on the short feeder roots as a white threadlike mold.
The roots and mycorrhyzae work together to provide a healthier and larger plant. Plants will establish easier and grow faster in your nursery because of this beneficial fungus.
The quart liner is the ideal starter plant for field or container planting. As a container liner in its own pot, it does not need to be planted immediately and will wait until you are ready. We are confident you will find our evergreen quart liners a useful tool in your growing operation.
Plants are sold 18 pots per flat. Mix and match full flats to obtain quantity discount.
POTTING MEDIA SUGGESTIONS
Growing plants in containers requires a medium that is very porous. It is not recommended to use field soil in containers. Field soil will stay wet and over time can cause root rot. Mixes containing a high percentage of pine or other composted barks drain well and will promote good root growth. Evergreens are sensitive to long periods of high moisture. Let the containers dry out between watering. Try to water when the plants need the moisture and not on a time schedule. After potting an occasional misting of the foliage on hot days will reduce stress and help plants establish.
One gallon evergreens, three (3) year old.
We start with our Gro-Plug® and pot those into an air pruned REDIROOT containers. These containers are the best that technology has out there right now for root systems. They offer a lateral root system, prevent any circling, gives a 360° aeration and protects the root structure. These plants have superior root volume in this pot.
We remove the pot before shipping and put on a cotton mesh bag that is 100% biodegradable.
Our #5 container evergreen are one of our best sellers. We pot our premier bed run evergreens into a #5 container in a container mix in early fall. The evergreens root into the pots in fall at the ideal time for root establishment. Once the roots are partially established, they will provide the necessary energy for the plants to produce an excellent spring flush and a great root system.
The advantages of the containerized bare root evergreen are a heavy natural field root system that has been pruned for heavy branching, little noticeable set back of new growth often associated with planting bare root directly in to the field, and an expanded planting time. These evergreen containers are ready to plant when you are.
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