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Plant Size
Information

Once you have found the right tree for your project, you will see one to several size options listed that you must choose from before you add it to your cart. What exactly do those sizes (like #3 container) mean?

All our plants are sold by their container size, except when listed as BULK/bareroot. Container sizes range from small Tree Pot to 200 gallon nursery pot or wooden crate. The container size options are as follows:

Container Size Options

Tree Pot

Tree Height: <6-10"

Container Size: 7"X2.5"

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#1

Tree Height: 3-24"

Container Size: ~1 gallon

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#2

Tree Height: 5-24"

Container Size: ~2 gallons

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#3

Tree Height: 8-48"

Container Size: ~3 gallons

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#5

Tree Height: 12-54"

Container Size: ~5 gallons

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#7

Tree Height: 17-54"

Container Size: ~7 gallons

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Jr. Specimen

Tree Height: 24"-5'

Container Size: ~10 gallons

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Specimen

Tree Height: < 6'

Container Size: > 10 gallons

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MiniHedge

Tree Height: 18-24"

Container Size: 32" long

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MiniHedgeXL

Tree Height: 2-3'

Container Size: 35" long

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InstantHedge

Tree Height: 3-6'

Container Size: 40" long

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Tree Pot

Tree Height: <6-10"

Container Size: 7"X2.5"

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#1

Tree Height: 3-24"

Container Size: ~1 gallon

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#2

Tree Height: 5-24"

Container Size: ~2 gallons

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#3

Tree Height: 8-48"

Container Size: ~3 gallons

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#5

Tree Height: 12-54"

Container Size: ~5 gallons

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#7

Tree Height: 17-54"

Container Size: ~7 gallons

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Jr. Specimen

Tree Height: 24"-5'

Container Size: ~10 gallons

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Specimen

Tree Height: < 6'

Container Size: > 10 gallons

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MiniHedge

Tree Height: 18-24"

Container Size: 32" long

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MiniHedgeXL

Tree Height: 2-3'

Container Size: 35" long

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InstantHedge

Tree Height: 3-6'

Container Size: 40" long

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Container Size Chart

Tree Pot 7" deep by 2.5" wide square pot
#1 ~1 gallon container
#2 ~2 gallon container
#3 ~3 gallon container
#5 ~5 gallon container
#7 ~7 gallon container
Jr. Specimen #10 or 10 gallon container
Specimen Larger than 10 gallon container is considered a specimen
MiniHedge Hedge is 32" long x 18-24" tall and comes in a 32" long, plastic rectangular container
MiniHedgeXL Hedge is 35" long x 2-3' tall and comes in a 35" long plastic, rectangular container
10 Linear Feet InstantHedge Set of 3 hedge units. Each one is 40" long x 3-4', 4-5', or 5-6' tall and comes in a biodegradable cardboard box

Gallons

Trees

Hedges

#1 ~1 gallon container
#2 ~2 gallon container
#3 ~3 gallon container
#5 ~5 gallon container
#7 ~7 gallon container
Jr.Specimen

#10 or 10 gallon container

Specimen

Larger than 10 gallon container is considered a specimen

Tree Pot

7" deep by 2.5" wide square pot

MiniHedge

Hedge is 32" long x 18-24" tall and comes in a 32" long, plastic rectangular container

MiniHedgeXL

Hedge is 35" long x 2-3' tall and comes in a 35" long plastic, rectangular container

10 Linear Feet InstantHedge

Set of 3 hedge units. Each one is 40" long x 3-4', 4-5', or 5-6' tall and comes in a biodegradable cardboard box

Our potted trees have different heights depending on their age and growth rate. The chart below demonstrates this comparison. These heights are an estimate and can vary depending on the tree’s age and variety.

#1

#2

#3

#5

Miniature
3-6"
Dwarf
6-10"
Intermediate
10-15"
Large
18-24"
#1
#2
#3
#5
Miniature
Dwarf
Intermediate
Large
#1 3-6" 6-10" 10-15" 18-24"
#2 5-9" 10-18" 12-20" 18-48"
#3 8-10" 12-18" 18-30" 30-48"
#5 12-18" 18-24" 24-36" 36-54"
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Container Size Description

Tree Pot

Tree 3

Tree Pot (7"x2.5")

Tree Pot

Tree Height Container Size
Tree Pot 6-10" 7"x2.5"

All plants in Tree Pots will have a height that is about 6-10" tall. The container itself will measure approximately 7"x2.5".

#1

Tree 3

#1 (approximately 1 gallon)

#1

Tree Height Container Size
#1 3-24" approx. 1 gallon

Plants in #1 containers will range in height anywhere from 3-24" depending on their age, growth rate, and cultivar.

#2

Tree 3

#2 (approximately 2 gallons)

#2

Tree Height Container Size
#2 5-24" approx. 2 gallon

Plants in #2 containers will range in height anywhere from 5-24" depending on their age, growth rate, and cultivar.

#3

Tree 3

#3 (approximately 3 gallons)

#3

Tree Height Container Size
#3 8-48" approx. 3 gallon

Plants in #3 containers will range in height anywhere from 8-48" depending on their age, growth rate, and cultivar.

#5

Tree 3

#5 (approximately 5 gallon)

#5

Tree Height Container Size
#5 12-54" approx. 5 gallon

Plants in #5 containers will range in height anywhere from 12-54" depending on their age, growth rate, and cultivar.

#7

Tree 3

#7 (approximately 7 gallons)

#7

Tree Height Container Size
#7 17-54" approx. 7 gallon

Plants in #7 containers will range in height anywhere from 17-54" depending on their age, growth rate, and cultivar.

Jr. Specimen

(#10, approximately 10 gallons)

Tree 3

Jr. Specimen (approximately 10 gallons)

Jr. Specimen

(#10, approximately 10 gallons)

Tree Height Container Size
Jr. Specimen 24"-5' approx. 10 gallon

Jr. Specimens are in a #10 container and are usually at least 24" and up to 5' tall. This is the largest plant size we can ship in cardboard boxes.

Specimen

Tree 3

Specimen (larger than #10 container)

Specimen

Tree Height Container Size
Specimen >6' >10 gallon

A large specimen size will be in a container that is greater than a #10 gallon size. Since these are so large, they are custom freight shipped. Heights of these will often be taller than 6 feet or too heavy to ship in a box.

InstantHedge

Tree 3

TL-R: 5-6' InstantHedge, 3-4' InstantHedge, 18-24" MiniHedge Back: 2-3' MiniHedgeXL

InstantHedge

Tree Height Container Size
MiniHedge 18-24" 32"Lx7"Dx10"W plastic pot
MiniHedgeXL 2-3' 35"Lx10.5"Dx13"W plastic pot
InstantHedge 3-6' 40"Lx12"Dx16"W Biodegradable
cardboard

CK also offers InstantHedge products so that one can have a mature hedge to create privacy, a noise barrier, or add a formal design border to the landscape. These come in MiniHedge and InstantHedge size options. Heights of MiniHedges can range from 18-24" tall. InstantHedges come in height options of 3-4', 4-5', and 5-6'.