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Reference on how to calculate the gallon size of a shrub?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by MJK, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    What I'm asking is, is there a reference or a formula to know the size root ball based on the height of the shrub? For example, a 12inch green gem boxwood comes in what gallon size container?
  2. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    Most states no longer allow the use of the term "gallon" in describing plant sizes because in commerce it is a specific volume and the bureaus of weights and measures were getting their panties in a bunch over it. You may have noticed that most nurseries are using #1, #2, #3, #5, .... rather than the term "gallon".

    As for your question .... This should answer that:

    http://www.anla.org/docs/About ANLA/Industry Resources/ANLAStandard2004.pdf
  3. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    ^^^ Thanks a ton for the info.

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