2 or 5 gallon shrubs?
I was looking at some shrubs today, and I found these Sambucus Black Lace in 5 gallon pots. They looked quite nice and the crown was a decent size. Then I saw these 2 gallon pots and to my surprise, these 2 gallon Sambucus Black Lace actually had just as big crowns and even more growth at the top! Then I saw these 5 gallon Incrediballs which were OK, but when I saw the 2 gallon ones, they actually had again just as big a crown, and even more new growth on the top!
Why is it that these 2 gallon shrubs actually look bigger and healthier than the 5 gallon ones? In our zone 3 climate, do you always try to get shrubs and plants in a bigger pot, thinking that they would have a more established root system? Please advice! Thanks.