Bare root plants are sold and shipped without any soil or potting material around their roots. Instead, the roots are wrapped in moist materials such as shredded paper, roots dipped in terra sorb to seal in moisture, peat moss or sawdust to keep them hydrated during shipping. Bare root plants are usually dormant and can be less expensive than potted plants. They are commonly used for planting trees, shrubs, and perennial flowers. When planting bare-root plants, it's essential to soak the roots in water for a few hours before planting and to plant them as soon as possible after receiving them to prevent them from drying out.


Look below. The image to the left is how our bare root crepe myrtles are shipped. These bare-root crepe myrtles have no foliage or blooms and are active in their dormant season. Planting during the dormant season in the cooler months with proper care ensures your plants look like the right image below.


To decrease plant shock during transplant, we advise planting your trees and shrubs during the dormant season. These are bare root trees and plants, so giving them time before Spring to start growing alleviates stress. In addition, temperatures below 31 degrees harm plant growth. Safely planting your trees and shrubs is in temperatures over 31 degrees. Once temperatures reach over 58 degrees, your plants will leave the dormant stage and start to bud. For best results, please plant before the budding process. Cooler Months are the Best Times to Plant your Trees and Shrubs

Our Bare Root Shrubs are Shipped During September to April, the Shrubs Dormant Season

Looking at the image below to the left, you can see how the shrubs are shipping. The dormant season is when we ship our shrubs when they do not have any leaves or blooms. To ensure you receive your shrubs healthy, we dip the roots in Terra-Sorb gel and line the roots in packing paper. Now, look at the right image below. If you plant your shrubs before Spring, your shrubs can look like this. So remember, buying you bare-root plants instead of container plants saves you more money to purchase more plants.


What Our Ferns Look Like Before They Are Shipped

We freshly and quickly dig your order of bare root ferns, send them to the shipping warehouse, spray them with wiltproof, and dip the roots in Terra-Sorb gel. The left image below shows what our bare root ferns look like before they are shipped. Since we pay extra attention to safe shipping practices, your bare root plants have a great chance of growing and turning into the right image below.


We Ship Our Bare Root Berry Plants While in Their Dormant Season

The left image below is how your bare root berry plants will look once they arrive. They are shipped during their dormant season when they are not producing any blooms, berries, or leaves. Once you receive your plants, it is always best to plant them as soon as you receive them. That gives your berry plants longer to root and grown to ensure an abundant fruiting season. Your berry plants will look like the right image below.


What Our Ground Cover Plants Look Like Before Shipment

The left image below shows how our ground cover plants look like before shipping. Once you receive your ground cover roots, please plant them immediately. That ensures your ground cover plants will bloom beautifully like the right image below by springtime.


What Our Grass Plugs Look Like Before Shipment

We only ship our grass plugs during warmer months to promise our clients to receive exactly what they ordered. That is due to our glass plugs being planted in large fields surrounded by other species of grasses and carex, and it is too difficult to identify them because the tops are gone.


What Our Perennials Look Like Before They are Shipped

The left image below is an example of our perennials before shipment. The perennials are shipped without blooms since they are shipped in their dormant season. Once you receive your perennials, plant them and wait for spring and your blooms to arrive (right image below).