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ISHS Acta Horticulturae 1212: Proceedings of the 2017 Annual Meeting of the International Plant Propagators' Society

What is a "good" root system?©

Author:   C.E. Whitcomb
DOI:   10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1212.60
Abstract:
Lush green foliage and bright flowers continue to hold most of the attention of landscapers and homeowners purchasing nursery plants. Recently, roots have finally been getting some attention. However, there is a great deal of misinformation about just what constitutes a "good" root system. Often, what is touted is unnecessarily flawed. Based on numerous container research studies, I provide six examples of “good” root systems compared with flawed root systems.

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