Container type affects nursery production, landscape establishment and irrigation requirements of woody plants
The black plastic (BP) pot is the container most used for nursery tree and shrub production. While there are many advantages to producing woody plants in BP containers, a major disadvantage to their use is that circling, girdling and matted roots often form during production and high substrate temperatures can injure or kill roots. The compromised root systems of BP-grown plants can lead to short- and long-term problems following planting in the landscape. We compared the growth of Pyrus calleryana Decene. 'Glen's Form' (Chanticleer®) in three container types: black plastic, Root Pouch® (RP) and ...