Our guide to plants lingo

1 lt /2 lt /3 lt /Etc

This is the metric capacity of the pot in which the plants are supplied.

3ltdeep/4ltDeep

This is an elongated pot which is used for all taller plants such as Climbers. Most Roses are also potted in these sizes.

PC

This is a style of pot that is used extensively with specimen plants. This style of pot is a distinctive and attractive red/orange colour, often with a pronounced lip and decorative styling.

Pyramid

This is a cone shaped plant, narrow at the top and wide at the bottom.

½ Standard

For trees this means it is of a normal upright shape.
For specimens and roses this is a plant with a clear stem, ending in a ball at the top.

¼ Standard

This works on the same principle as the ½ standard except the clear stem and ball at the top are somewhat smaller and shorter than that of the ½ standard.

12/14, 16/18, etc

This is used for larger trees and specimens. This is the circumference of the stem of the tree measured at a point on the stem one metre up the base.

Bush

A natural shaped plant that is sold in a traditional bush shape.

3-Ball

This is a variation of the ½ standard. This has 3 balls of vegetation on a single stem separated by sections of clear stem.

Pom-Pom

This a specimen that has many branches on a single stem, each of which is clear and ends in a ball of vegetation.

Mature

A plant that has reached an age at which it has reached its full potential of size and shape.

Wooden Planter

An attractive wooden crate used instead of a pot. This is used to hold larger specimens such as mature Olive trees (Olea Europaea).

Pre-Priced Labels

This is the term for printed labels, that can be supplied on request at a cost of €0.14 each.

These labels are bar-coded, pre-priced according to customer spec and show a short description of the plant.

Multistem

This is generally a larger specimen with several main stems coming from the base in a single pot.

Trellis/Espallier

This is a plant that has been trained onto a trellis frame. This is generally a plant that is grown purposefully for wall cover such as pyracantha etc. Also widely used for specimen trees.

Extra

This a ½ standard plant with an extra large ball at the top.

Teardrop

This a ½ standard plant with a cone at the top instead of a ball. The cone is rounded at the bottom.

Tripod

Generally a climber that has been trained into a pyramidal shape by use of 3 canes in a single pot.

Topiary

Generally Buxus or Ligustrum plants that have been shaped and pruned into a decorative shape such as animal shapes.

Bonsai

A heavily pruned specimen plant that has a mature look while maintaining a minature/dwarf size.

Column

Plant grown in a columnar habit.