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Archive for February 2009

New for 2009 – Air-Pots

The Scottish-made Superoots Air-Pot is a recyclable, reusable plastic container that actively enhances the quality of the root systems of plants. This revolutionary approach to containerising tree stock produces fabulous, non-spiraling root systems that are impossible to develop in any other available container. Made of recycled HDPE, (as in old milk cartons) the Superoots Air-Pot is circular in shape with a perforated sidewall, which is textured like an egg carton. There are no flat surfaces to deflect roots and start the spiraling process.

Superoots Air-pot

The inward pointing cones direct the root towards the hole in the outward pointing cones where the air density in the soil is too great and therefore the apical cells at the very tip of the root dehydrate, or are air-pruned. The response of the plant to this air-pruning is to send out more roots to compensate for the loss, which leads to the build up of a dense and fibrous radial root system in a dramatically short time. Superoots Air-Pots can be made to any diameter in a variety of heights and can be used as pots complete with base or without a base.

We have a selection of Scottish grown Air-pot trees and shrubs available at the Nursery and a wide selection available to order. Please contact us and we can provide you with a quotation for your requirements.

February 22nd 2009