How to Plant a Container Tree

Container trees can be planted at any time of the year, but establish best when planted during the autumn. Our tips on how to plant a container tree will help your tree get off to the best possible start in life.

Follow these simple steps:

– Dig a hole twice the size of the pot and break up the soil at the bottom of the hole. We recommend sprinkling a sachet of our Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi to help the tree establish.

-Remove from the pot and tease out the roots. Position the tree with the top of the root ball level with the surrounding soil.

-Back fill with a mix of compost and soil and firm well so there are no air pockets.

-If the tree is in an exposed site then use the stake and tie to keep it steady for the first few years; place the stake on the westerly side. If there is any danger of rabbits or deer then put a guard round the trunk or they may strip the bark and harm the tree.

Watch this step-by-step video to guide you in the right direction of how to plant a container tree. If you are planting a bare root tree, head to How to Plant a Bare Root Tree for advice and instructions.

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