• Rootballed Trees& Hedging

There really does seem to be very little knowledge about bare-root and rootballed trees and hedging and why and when to plant them so I’m hoping over the next few weeks to take the mystery out of it. Bare-root is simply that we lift the tree or plant out of our fields here and shake all the soil off so you can just as it says on the tin, see the bare root. Lots of deciduous trees & hedging, up to a certain height and age can be sold in this way from November through to March and the earlier in the season the better.  The USP’s of these are;

– the plant is dormant and so suffers least disruption
– the lack of pot, soil etc quite simply makes it cheaper
– by the time the spring leaves come the plant is at home and ready to get down to the business of growing and/or flowering.

Certain plants can not be lifted bare for a number of reasons and these include evergreen trees and hedging and more mature trees, we can advise you on specific species and their tolerances at heights to being lifted. These include Laurels, Pines, conifers, yew as well as many more.

Rootballed means that we lift the plant with a ball of soil attached to it, wrap it in a hessian or other similar biodegradable cover and you plant it with the cover still on causing least disruption to the root structure. The main difference between this and potted trees is the range of plants/trees and sizes available, the other reason is that a plant/tree that has been able to grow in the ground rather than in a pot has a much better root structure therefore a stronger, usually bushier specimen.  We quite simply do not have enough room to pot the complete range of stock to cover the full year hence a bigger selection at this stage. 


What we can offer thats different?

Delivery, planting and advice, advice, advice. We have an abundance of knowledge about how they grow and we love to share it with you.

Why is this tree loosing leaves ? What growth rate should this hedge have? If I drive the plant with fertiliser will I loose bulk? What will screen my view of my neighbours house (and theirs of yours)?

Over the next few weeks I’ll be updating you on how to plant these, where to plant and lots of other questions that we get asked every day, with a few videos to boot. In the meantime ASK AWAY….

Rootballed trees are available NOW! It’s been cold enough at nights to lift these. Here are just a few of our trees & hedging rootballs that are lifted and ready and are being added to the site currently:

Trees & Hedging Rootballs

Amelanchier Multistems Amelanchier arborea ‘Robin Hill’  125-150 cm  RB. bush €40.00
Amelanchier ‘Ballerina’ 100-125 cm RB. bush €30.00
Amelanchier Lamarckii     225-250 cm WRB multistem €120.00
Box balls, cones & hedging     Buxus sempervirens    25 cm RB Balls     €20.00
Buxus sempervirens     30 cm RB Balls €30.00
Buxus sempervirens     40 cm RB Balls      €45.00
Buxus sempervirens  50 cm RB Balls €90.00
Buxus sempervirens     60 cm RB Balls €135.00
Buxus sempervirens  50-60 cm RB Cones    €35.00
Buxus sempervirens     60-70 cm RB Cones   €45.00
Buxus sempervirens   80-90 cm RB Cones    €65.00
Buxus sempervirens  20-25 cm b/r bushy hedging €2.00
Eleagnus large hedging   Elaeagnus ebbingei    100-125 cm RB bush    €25.00
Holly hedging or specimens  Ilex acquipernyi Dragon Lady     175-200 cm RB dia 40-50cm   €75.00
Ilex aq. ‘Alaska’  120 cm RB. bushy superb!       €40.00
Ilex aq. ‘J.C. van Tol’     100-125 cm RB.  €30.00
Privet hedging, green & gold    Ligustrum oval. ‘Aureum’   100-125 cm RB. €17.00
Ligustrum oval. ‘Aureum’    125-150 cm RB.    €20.00
Ligustrum ovalifolium  80-100 cm RB.   €15.00
Ligustrum ovalifolium     150-175 cm RB. €25.00
Red Robin hedging   Photinia fraseri ‘Red Robin’ 80-100 cm RB.  €20.00
Photinia fraseri ‘Red Robin’  100-125 cm RB.  €25.00
Photinia fraseri ‘Red Robin’   125-150 cm RB.  €40.00
Photinia fraseri ‘Red Robin’ 150-175 cm RB extra dia 60-70 €75.00
Photinia fraseri ‘Red Robin’   175-200 cm RB extra dia 60-70  €95.00
Laurels in varieties  Prunus l. ‘Caucasica’         100-125 cm RB. €20.00
Prunus l. ‘Novita’  100-125 cm RB €20.00
Prunus l. ‘Novita’ 125-150 cm RB.  €30.00
Prunus l. ‘Novita’  150-175 cm RB.    €45.00
Prunus l. ‘Otto Luyken’  50-60 cm RB. €15.00
Common laurel hedging  Prunus l. ‘Rotundifolia’   60-80 cm RB. €10.00
Prunus l. ‘Rotundifolia’   80-100 cm RB.  €15.00
Prunus l. ‘Rotundifolia’  100-125 cm RB. €20.00
Prunus l. ‘Rotundifolia’ 125-150 cm RB.  €35.00
Prunus l. ‘Rotundifolia’         150-175 cm RB. €45.00
Prunus l. ‘Rotundifolia’ 175-200 cm RB. €65.00
Prunus l. ‘Rotundifolia’ 200-225 cm RB. €75.00
Prunus l. ‘Rotundifolia’  60-80 cm RB.     €10.00
Portuguese laurel  Prunus lusitanica ‘Angustifolia’  60-80 cm RB. €15.00
Prunus lusitanica ‘Angustifolia’  80-100 cm RB.   €25.00
Prunus lusitanica ‘Angustifolia’ 125-150 cm RB.   €45.00
Prunus lusitanica ‘Angustifolia’ 150-175 cm RB. €75.00
Prunus lusitanica ‘Angustifolia’  175-200 cm RB dia 60-65  €105.00
Prunus lusitanica ‘Angustifolia’ 250-275 RB / hedging Ø70-80 cm  €180.00
Prunus lusitanica ‘Angustifolia’ 250-275 RB / hedging Ø70-80 cm  €180.00
Prunus lusitanica ‘Angustifolia’  275-300 RB / hedging Ø 70-80 cm €220.00
Viburnum Viburnum tinus 80-100cm  RB dia 35-45  €45.00
Leylandii  Cupressocyparis leylandii  100-125 cm RB.  €15.00
Cupressocyparis leylandii  125-150 cm RB. €20.00
Cupressocyparis leylandii    200-250 cm RB. €50.00
Cupressocyparis leylandii 250-275 cm RB. €75.00
Cupressocyparis leylandii   275-300 cm RB.  €90.00
Cupressocyparis leylandii 300-350 cm RB. €150.00
Pines     Pinus nigra nigra 125-150 cm RB.   €45.00
Pinus sylvestris    125-150 cm RB. €45.00
Pinus sylvestris 200-225 cm RB. €180.00
Yew hedging    Taxus baccata 60-80 cm RB.  €20.00
Taxus baccata  80-100 cm RB. €25.00
Taxus baccata  100-125 cm RB. €30.00
Taxus baccata 125-150 cm RB.  €45.00
Taxus baccata 150-175 cm RB.  €75.00
Taxus baccata 175-200 cm RB. €135.00
Thuja Conifers Thuja occ. ‘Brabant’ 125-150 cm RB. €20.00
Thuja occ. ‘Brabant’ 140-160 cm RB. €30.00
Thuja occ. ‘Brabant’  150-175 cm RB.  €40.00
Thuja occ. ‘Brabant’    175-200 cm RB. €50.00
Thuja occ. ‘Brabant’  200-225 cm RB.  €65.00
Thuja occ. ‘Smaragd’  125-150 cm RB €30.00
Thuja occ. ‘Smaragd’ 150-175 cm RB.  €45.00
Thuja occ. ‘Smaragd’  175-200 cm RB.  €75.00