These trees are growing now and available for pick-up only.
All trees were grafted last summer 2022 and will flower this spring 2023.. Taller ones were grafted in early summer and smaller ones in late summer.
Each tree is in a 25 litre black poly planter bag — bag dimensions are 300 mm diameter, 340 mm high.
It is recommended to leave these in the bags until next winter 2024 when they become dormant — these trees were potted up from a bare-rooted state and need time to settle in and grow more roots.
Take advantage of this — being in a bag makes them mobile and gives you time to determine the best final position for your tree!
If you are planting into the ground, prepare your hole now to be ready for winter. Dig a hole at least 400 mm diameter and 450 mm diameter deep. Mix the removed soil with plenty of organic matter (compost), refill the hole, and pile the excess soil in a mound on top. The mound will slowly sink with time as the organic matter breaks down and everything settles. Repeat every few months, and you will have an open, rich planting medium ready for your tree in winter 2024.
Your tree is ready to plant next winter 2024, when it has shed all its leaves and is well and truly dormant.
Leave the tree in the bag as a guide as to how deep to dig your prepared ground or how deep to add a good quality potting mix to your permanent pot. Position the tree in place, still in the bag, then cut the plastic away gently down the sides and slide out from under the root ball. Back fill and water in deeply.