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We sell medium to large size trees and shrubs grown in Optigrow air root pruning pots. These innovative pots are an new design of plant pot that increases plant growth and decreases the need for re-potting. The Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew now use similar air pruning pots for thousands of their specimens.

Air pruning pots are superior to other plant containers because The novel perforated egg carton like construction deflects the growing root tips into holes in the side wall and thence into the air. This stops their growth and prevents the roots from spiralling around the sides of the pot and becoming “pot bound”. In response to this “air pruning”, the plant sends out more lateral roots forming a healthier highly branched root system that takes advantage of every bit of space in the pot. Plants grow faster and require smaller pots for any given plant size, meaning less work for you and larger healthier plants.

The innovative air pruning system means that when the plants starts to out grow the pot, instead of the roots spiralling and the plant becoming pot bound and sick, the roots are pruned and in response the plant sends out more lateral roots creating a denser healthier root ball. To plant out or pot on your plant, simply remove the re- usable fastening screws and unwrap the pot from around the plant. This leaves a healthy undisturbed root ball and minimises disturbance to growth thereby avoiding the usual set back associated with re-potting or planting out from standard pots.

If on the other hand, you would like a miniature tree, gradually over time the repeated air pruning of the roots will lead to the plant becoming a bonsai whilst remaining healthy. This results in the gradual miniaturisation of its leaves, branches and trunks, making the pots an excellent tools to easily create your own bonsai plants.




Apple

Bramley

Ida

Katy

Topaz



Bamboo

Giant Bamboo



Broadleaf

Mountain Ash

Ash

Ginkgo Biloba

Common Alder

English Elm

Holly

Norway Maple

Golden Rain

Paulownia Elongata

Paulownia Fortunei

Paulownia Tormentosa

Red Oak

Sessile Oak

Sycamore

Pedunculate Oak

Fig Brown Turkey



Conifer

Noble Fir

Scots Pine

Monterey Pine

Lawson Cypress

Himalayan Cedar

Coastal Redwood

Giant Redwood

Monkey Puzzle

Monterey Cypress



Shrubs

Eleagnus

Guava

Forsythia

Rosemary

American Elder

Azalea

Fuchsia

Lavender

Sweet Bay



Soft fruit

Blackcurrant

Chokeberry