Planting Guide

Bare Root Plants – winter dormant

  • Make sure roots are kept wet until ready for planting.
  • Dig a planting hole twice as wide as roots and combine well-rotted compost.
  • Create a small mound in planting hole for roots to sit on.
  • Position plant so that the main stem or graft is approx. 25mm above soil.
  • Backfill with soil, combining some slow release fertiliser.
  • Water well via deep soaking.
  • Trim back half the stem length (see diagram).

Container Plants – any time of the year

  • Dig a hole larger than pot and combineslow release fertiliser to base of hole.
  • Remove well-watered plant from pot without disturbing roots.
  • Place into hole and gently backfill with soil. Water in well via deep soaking.
  • Trim back stems by half
if during winter dormancy time.