Here are examples of the pot or container sizes that we use mostly here at GreenwoodNursery.com.
Below are the most commonly used containers that we grow our plants in. While we do our best to
use the same manufacturer of pots, sometimes availablilty causes issues and we must use another
similar size that may be available.
- 2.5 Inch Pot - 2.5 x 2.5 inch sq or 22 cubic inches
- Pint Pot - 3 x 4 or 32 cubic inches
- 3.5 Inch Pot - 3.5 x 3.5 inch sq or 43 cubic inches
- Quart Pot - 2 sizes used - 4.5 x 4.5 x 4.7 or 92 cubic inches and 3.5 x 3.5 x 4.5 or 56 cubic inches
- Quart Pot - round 4.5 x 4.5 or 92 cubic inches
- Trade Gallon - 6.5 x 6.5 round or 275 cubic inches
Plant sizes vary over the year. We propagate, repot and prune plants throughout the year so some plants even in mid to late summer can be 'new' plants and smaller than they would be if they had been available in spring. Plants are not released for shipping until their root system is full and healthy. This doesn't always equate to the above part of the plant being completely developed. The root system is always the determining factor in the healt of a plant. Top growth can vary greatly just as characteristics of people vary greatly.
Many trees, shrubs and perennials begin to go dormant in September and October. The structures of the plants are left in tact at shipping allowing leaves to fall off naturally, although perennials are often pruned back.
Some perennial plants begin to go into their resting phase (dormancy) after blooming which depending on the plants can be spring or summer.