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What are 1 Gallon Shrubs?

1 gallon shrubs are young bushes grown in 1 gallon nursery pots. These small plants are cheaper than bigger plants so they are perfect for those of us on a budget. Young plants often establish faster than older plants. 1 gallon shrubs grow and acclimate quickly once planted in the ground.

How Big is a 1 Gallon Shrub?

This varies with the type and variety of bush. 1 gallon shrubs can be anywhere from 8 inches to 2 feet tall and 8 to 18 inches wide. Low growing, spreading shrubs tend to be shorter and wider. While upright bushes tend to be taller, but more narrow. Flowering plants, like Encore Azaleas, will be rounded and as tall as they are wide. Dwarf bushes tend to be on the smaller side because they grow slower above ground and to a more compact size at maturity.

How Old is a 1 Gallon Shrub?

1 gallon shrubs are generally 1 to 2 year old plants. This differs depending on the size of the particular bush and the growth rate of its roots. The goal when growing shrubs in containers is to get the plant well rooted and replant (upsize) it before the roots are too full in the pot.

How to Plant 1 Gallon Shrubs

Dig a hole about 14 inches wide and 6 inches deep. Place your shrub evenly in the hole. Be sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the existing soil line and backfill with the existing soil. Water deeply until the water begins to pool. 

What is the Size of a 1 Gallon Pot?

1 gallon pots are generally 6 to 7 inches wide and tall. They are slightly taller than they are wide, but this varies. 1 gallon pots hold around 3 quarts of soil which is equivalent to about ⅛ of a cubic foot of potting mix.

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