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.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


Plant grown in a columnar habit.