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Burlap Root Ball

Posted by tom_p_pa 08840 (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 17, 10 at 21:05

I purchased a cherry laurel plant that had the root in a "ball" covered with burlap. Silly me cut the strings and pulled off the burlap. Little do I know the ball split completely in half (clean break). It was so clean I saw no roots sticking out where it split in half. I just planted the shrub assuming half the roots are there or no roots were on the side that busted off???

Is there any hope for survival, should I return, or buy a new one?

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RE: Burlap Root Ball

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 19, 10 at 2:34

For more on this topic...

Here is a link that might be useful: Myth of Collapsing Root Balls

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