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Plant Sizes

One gallon plants are going to be the most inexpensive way to purchase shrubs. You can purchase tiny quarts from other garden centers but we only sell big bushes. The 1 gallon pot size is approximately 6 to 7 inches tall and wide. Expect the plant size to be between 6 inches to 2 feet tall and 6 to 18 inches wide. 1 gallon shrubs establish and grow quickly once planted in the ground and watered properly.

This nursery pot size is just right for those of you who want the best of both worlds. 2 gallon plants are more developed than 1 gallon plants, but cheaper than 3 gallon. 2 gallon pots are generally 8 to 10 inches wide and tall. 2 gallon plants are usually between 10 inches to 2.5 feet tall and 10 to 22 inches wide. This size is a great size to get started with, not too small and not too hard on the wallet.

The three gallon size plants are going to be much more developed. Our 3 gallon plants are fully developed and ready to plant. They have a root ball that is about 10 x 11 inches. These plants are generally 1 to 3 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide depending on the type of shrub. 3 Gallon plants look nicer in your landscape and offer instant impact.

Shrub Sizes

1 gallon shrubs are young bushes grown in 1 gallon nursery pots. These small bushes are cheaper than bigger shrubs. They are a great option for those of us on a budget. Young plants often establish faster than older plants. 1 gallon shrubs grow and acclimate quickly once planted in the ground.

3 gallon shrubs are bushes grown in 3 gallon nursery pots. These shrubs are more mature than 1 gallon shrubs often by a couple of years. These plants have a more developed root system and sturdier thicker trunks and branches. 3 gallon bushes can be twice the size of the same plant in a 1 gallon pot so you get more instant color and impact in the landscape than you do with smaller shrubs.

Tree Sizes

This Sky Pencil Holly is in a 1 gallon container and is 1 to 2 feet tall. By next year it will be much wider and up to 1 foot taller. 1 to 2 ft size trees are great for an inexpensive hedge where you may need larger quantities. They will grow quickly and save you money on your purchase. Each tree will come in a container with soil and be rooted in.

This is our 3 to 4 ft Thuja Green Giant tree. It is much larger and wider than our 1 to 2 ft size. If you are looking for a fast growing privacy hedge that will take less time to fill in, then our 3 to 4 ft size tree would be the best option for you. This size tree is nicely developed and has a mature root ball that will establish quickly in your landscape.

This is our 3 to 4 ft Thuja Green Giant tree. It is much larger and wider than our 1 to 2 ft size. If you are looking for a fast growing privacy hedge that will take less time to fill in, then our 3 to 4 ft size tree would be the best option for you. This size tree is nicely developed and has a mature root ball that will establish quickly in your landscape.

Our 4 to 5 feet trees are mature and well branched. These trees will give you a great start on a beautiful landscape. You will find Shade Trees, Flowering Trees, and Privacy Trees in this tree size. Our 4 to 5 feet trees offers a variety of different colors, mature sizes, and looks to give you just the right style for your yard and home.

Here we go showcase the different size plant pots that we offer. Choose from a variety of sizes, perfect for all occasions.

Pot Size Conversion

Today was one of those days I wish there was something “standardized” about pot sizes. One catalog uses one set of measurements, another catalog uses something else. Stores use inches, nurseries use gallons. Ahhhh.

Trying to figure out pot sizes is often quite a headache. You’ve got some in inches, some in gallons, and yes, even some in fluid ounces; the later we’re still trying to figure out. They do make this confusing, don’t they? There’s a theory going around that this purposely confusing system is a way for the mass market industry to charge more for plants, by container size, not necessarily Plant Size!

So let’s try and break down these various sizes and measurements and set some general “accepted standards” for pot sizes. Please remember these are rough estimates and not a science. Some of the larger sizes especially are prone to variances in height, width, and depth of the pot. We’ve also attached a photograph that we hope will help allow you to visualize the differences.

Today was one of those days I wish there was something ‘standardized’ about pot sizes. One catalog uses one set of measurements, another catalog uses something else. Stores use inches,…