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This gives you some idea of the widely divergent size difference in quart shrubs and trees. 

This photo is taken midsummer.  In spring, the plants will, of course, be smaller.  Please read on under the photo...

Quart Shrub Size

Deciduous shrubs generally grow rapidly and are fairly large and often need to be cut back in quart pots.  Evergreens and conifers are generally slower growing and will be appropriately smaller.  (It why deciduous shrubs are generally less expensive at your local garden center for a comparable size than Evergreens.)  

 

The true Slow Growing Evergreens (Buxus, Cephalotaxus, Osmanthus, for example) will be very small and yet appropriate for 9 month old shrubs, the age they generally are if shipped in spring.  They may not root into a quart pot in one growing season. These slow growing evergreens are the same ones that you find to be very, very expensive in a garden center in large pots.  So if you're patient, by getting them when they're small, in quart pots, you can add these select plants to your garden at a much more modest price.  A large Osmanthus 'Goshiki' could be $60 in a three gallon container vs. $11.99 in a quart.

 

Some conifers/evergreens are fast growers.  If an evergreen grows 8-12" a year, then they will generally do close to that in a quart pot in a season.  But please have realistic expectations for the slower growing evergreens -- if they only grow a few inches a year, they will not be 8" tall in one year in a quart pot -- they will be a few inches tall.

 

We can't put the exact height/size of a specific variety because they're always growing, so if we put the size of our 600 or so shrubs today, in 2 weeks it would be wrong for many if not most of them as the plants are growing, some rapidly, some slowly as is their nature.  Instead of growing plants, we would spend all of our time updating shrub sizes on the website! 

 

        

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