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What is a Field Nursery?

Posted by Love_the_Yard z9A Jax FL (My Page) on
Tue, May 31, 05 at 9:39

In an article, it says "Japanese Maples have a reputation for transplanting from a field nursery poorly, but root pruned plants and those from containers should do well." What is a field nursery? Does that mean it was grown in the ground as opposed to a pot or container?


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RE: What is a Field Nursery?

Yes - that is what it means.

They are dug mechanically and then "balled and burlapped". I think it may apply to more trees than just J-maples. It depends upon the quality of the job, if they get regular watering @ the nursery after being removed from the ground and if planted correctly. When they are dug some roots are removed and damaged whereas in a pot all roots are intact, but I think the most important point is that it still depends upon the quality of care of all stages in the pipeline from grower to you.

I have had good success moving and transplanting my own around my place.


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RE: What is a Field Nursery?

  • Posted by Ron_B USDA 8 WA (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 4, 05 at 13:35

For a related discussion...

Here is a link that might be useful: The Myth of Fragile Roots


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