Tree and Pot Size Guide
This page is intended to answer any questions you might have about choosing the right option on the shop!
We sell trees ranging in height from 30cm to 6 meters, so whilst we would love to post the precise height of every tree on the shop it would take rather a long time! We would also be challenged by the fact that our eucs are constantly growing and then being pruned. We instead have size ranges, such as 90-120cm, or 210-240cm. Your tree will almost always be in this size range, sometimes very slightly below and sometimes very slightly above if our team have decided that a bigger or smaller tree looks better. The team are always looking to supply the best possible specimen, we won't send out anything we wouldn't be happy to receive ourselves!
By now you will probably be familiar with airpots, the wonderful eucalyptus-centric root training container system that we grow all our trees in. We sell airpots ranging from 1 to 100 litres, with the most common sizes being 5, 9, 12, 20, and 45 litres. The size of a pot is a description of the amount of compost (and roots) that it can contain.
You might notice that on some product pages there are 3 litre trees which are taller than 5 litre options, but somehow cheaper. Or even little 12 litre multistems which are higher value than tall 5 litre standards. This isn't an error! Pot sizes tend to roughly correlate with the age and therefore size of a tree. You might have a taller 3 litre than the higher value 12 litre, but that 12 litre tree is going to be older and it will have been pruned for a much longer time! This is true all the way along the range, a 20 litre is older than a 12, and a 100 litre tree is very formidable!
Simply put, we have two types of tree on the site, single stems and multistems. Single stems (or standards) are your classic tree with a single trunk. Multistems are where a tree has either naturally grown as multiple stems at ground level or just above, or where we have grown a tree as a standard before chopping it down to create a multistem. This is also why a multistem is usually higher value than the equivalent height standard. It may be shorter, but the roots are much older and they will drive the growth that is to come! A multistem is defined as anything more than two stems, it could be three big stems or many smaller stems. With young trees it is quite simple for a competent gardener to prune them into the preferred number of stems, and we can always offer help and advice. You can always get in touch with us, and we'll confirm the exact nature of a particular tree for you.
Hopefully this page has answered any of your questions. As always, if you're still unsure or have any questions then please don't hesitate to contact us!
5 litre (1.8m), 12 litre (1.8m), 20 litre (2.3m) and 100 litre (3m multistem) Eucalyptus gunnii Azura