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Airpot Container growing system for trees, shrubs, hedging and topiary
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Air-pot container grown plants

All our containerised trees are grown using Air-Pots.

This is a relatively new technique of containerising trees and large shrubs.

It consists of a reusable plastic 'sleeve' which surrounds the root system. The 'sleeve', laid flat, resembles a honeycomb with holes.

The holes are always positioned on the outside of the 'container' and allow air pruning of the roots. This produces a more fibrous root system, because the surface does not allow root circling.

For growing trees in Air-Pots, each tree is placed on a layer of compost and tied to covered support wires.

They are tied in such a way as to avoid damage to the stem whilst being held securely in place. The Air-Pot is then wrapped around the roots leaving an appropriate gap to allow for the filling with the compost.

The compost is then firmed in to allow optimum root growth. Each tree is monitored throughout to ensure correct watering and feeding. The tree is prepared for dispatch using a wire basket and hessian. The airpots will be reused for several seasons at our nursery.

The system is versatile and can help the landscape contractor in many ways:

  • No waste products delivered to site
  • The trees are packaged as conventional rootball
  • Easy to anchor
  • Easy to handle
  • Most importantly, a much improved fibrous root system giving better transplant resilience and no transplant shock.


Please note:
Visits to the strictly
wholesale nursery
by appointment only!


Deepdale Trees Ltd.,
Tithe Farm, Hatley Road,
Potton, Sandy,
Beds. SG19 2DX.

  01767 26 26 36


Deepdale Trees

Grower of the UK's finest and widest selection of semi mature trees and shrubs.
From our convenient location in the heart of England, we are able to make year round deliveries Europe wide, selecting from over 140 acres of UK production. We are also able to source plants on request through our extensive supply network. Fully plant-passported and therefore able to supply trees throughout the UK and Europe.

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Standard trees, semi-mature trees, multi-stemmed, feathered, topiary and hedging.