Root Control Bags?

loneroc1December 4, 2012

Hi all,

I've whittled down my fig collection from about 15 potted plants to my five favorites that I plan on planting in the ground in my brand new greenhouse. I want to confine the roots so the figs don't overwhelm the other potted treasures I've been gathering for this moment!

I originally thought that I might plant them in 55 gallon barrels with the bottoms cut out. Recently I was looking at some British websites and see that nurseries there recommend that figs be planted in root control bags. The root confinement is supposed to control them and encourage fruiting over rampant vegetative growth.
Here's a link to one company in the US who manufactures them: http://www.treebag.com/smart_pot_in_ground.html Can trees grow in these long term or would this just buy me a couple years of control and then I'd have to dig them up and root prune them anyway? Has anyone used these successfully? What are the pluses and minuses you've experienced?

Thanks in advance. Steve H. SW Wisconsin USA

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ottawan_z5a

The header shows you are in Zone 3 and you are planning to plant in ground!
That will need some real heavy winter protection. Good luck if you are planning more than one plant in ground.
I hope you succeed because that will encourage me to plant at least one in ground in my Zone 5a.

This post was edited by ottawan_z5a on Tue, Dec 4, 12 at 19:37

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 7:34PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Fruits on Cuttings
Should I snip off these figs off the cuttings? I'm...
tobybul2 - Zone 6 SW MI
Should I prune this?
Hi, Northeast LA. Sunset 20, zone 10 I just transplanted...
Matthew Grayson
Cincinnati, OH Hardy chicago fig Hardy chicago fig 2015
The picture below is carried over from last year. Hardy...
Steve, Z (6Bground,5B roof) Cincy,OH
Rooting Question
Hello All - I am trying to root some fig cuttings....
briana_2006
My Fig Tree needs help! leaf syptoms
I have attached a photo here. Does anyone know what...
sundayafternoonblues
Sponsored Products
Polaris P936 Bamboo Ensemble Chrome/Hardware
PLFixtures
Tec Concealed 2 Outlet Triple Thermostatic Shower Valve (Slim Plate)
Hudson Reed
Triple Watch Winder
$825.00 | FRONTGATE
American Standard Jetted Bathtubs Green Tea EcoSilent 5.5 ft. Whirlpool Tub in
Home Depot
Zephyr 36W in. Genova Under Cabinet Range Hood - ZGE-E36AS
$979.00 | Hayneedle
Malibu Path & Landscape Light Parts 2-Pack Tier Light Replacement Stakes
$3.97 | Home Depot
Series 160 Twin Concealed Thermostatic Shower With Diverter 2 Outlets
Hudson Reed
Austin Blue Bean Bag Chair Bed
Overstock.com
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™