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Plastic plant pots dimensions and uses

LIGHTWEIGHT PLANT POTS

9cm Round Lightweight Plant Pots
Dimensions: 9cm diameter top and 7cm depth. Capacity: 0.29 litres. Recommended use: For pot bedding and young plants.

11cm Round Lightweight Plant Pots
Dimensions: 11cm diameter top and 8.8cm depth. Capacity: 0.52 litres.
Recommended use: For pot bedding and young plants.

HEAVYWEIGHT PLANT POTS

6cm Round Heavyweight Plastic Plant Pots
Dimensions: 6cm diameter top, 4.4cm diameter base and 5.8cm depth. Capacity: 0.12 litres.
Recommended use: For pot bedding young plants and for cacti and succulents

9cm Round Heavyweight Plastic Plant Pots
Dimensions: 9cm diameter top, 6.3cm diameter base and 8.7cm depth. Capacity: 0.37 litres. Recommended use: For pot bedding and young plants.

12cm Round Heavyweight Plastic Plant Pot
Dimensions: 12cm diameter top, 7.7cm diameter base and 10.7cm depth. Capacity: 0.735 litres. Recommended use: For pot bedding and young plants.

CONTAINER PLANT POTS

1 Litre Plant Pots
Dimensions: 13.2cm diameter top, 10cm diameter base and 10.4cm depth.
Capacity: 1 litre.
Recommended use: Container pots used for shrubs, herbaceous and climbers’ examples: poinsettia & large cyclamen. These can be used for potting on as the plant matures and needs a bigger pot.

1.5 Litre Plant Pots
Dimensions: 15.1cm diameter top, 11.2cm diameter base and 11.9cm depth.
Capacity: 1.5 litres.
Recommended use: Container pots used for shrubs, herbaceous and climbers’ examples: poinsettia & large cyclamen. These can be used for potting on as the plant matures and needs a bigger pot.

2 Litre Plant Pot
Dimensions: 16.7cm diameter top, 12.5cm diameter base and 13.2cm depth.
Capacity: 2 litres.
Recommended use: Container pots used for shrubs, herbaceous and climbers’ examples: poinsettia & large cyclamen. These can be used for potting on as the plant matures and needs a bigger pot.

3 Litre Plant Pots
Dimensions: 19cm diameter top, 14cm diameter base and 15cm depth.
Capacity: 3 litres.
Recommended use: Container pots used for shrubs, herbaceous and climbers’ examples: poinsettia & large cyclamen. These can be used for potting on as the plant matures and needs a bigger pot.

4 Litre Plant Pots
Dimensions: 21cm diameter top, 15.5cm diameter base and 17cm depth.
Capacity: 4 litres.
Recommended use: Container pots used for shrubs, herbaceous and climbers’ examples: poinsettia & large cyclamen. These can be used for potting on as the plant matures and needs a bigger pot.

5 Litre Plant Pots
Dimensions: 22.5cm diameter top, 16.5cm diameter base and 18cm depth.
Capacity: 5 litres.
Recommended use: Container pots used for shrubs, herbaceous and climbers’ examples: poinsettia & large cyclamen. These can be used for potting on as the plant matures and needs a bigger pot.

7.5 Litre Plant Pots
Dimensions: 26cm diameter top, 19.8cm diameter base and 21cm depth.
Capacity: 7.5 litres.
Recommended use: Container pots used for shrubs, herbaceous and climbers’ examples: poinsettia & large cyclamen. These can be used for potting on as the plant matures and needs a bigger pot.

10 Litre Plant Pots
Dimensions: 26cm diameter top, 23.8cm diameter base and 22cm depth.
Capacity: 10 litres.
Recommended use: Container pots used for shrubs, herbaceous and climbers’ examples: poinsettia & large cyclamen. These can be used for potting on as the plant matures and needs a bigger pot.

SQUARE PLANT POTS

9cm Square Plant Pot
Dimensions: 9cm diameter and 9.5cm deep. 489ml volume.
Recommended use: Alternative pots for space efficiency or decoration

10cm Square Plant Pot
Dimensions: 10cm diameter and 17cm deep. 1.4L volume.
Recommended use: Alternative pots for space efficiency or decoration

13cm Square Plant Pot
Dimensions: 13cm diameter and 18cm deep. 2.4L volume.
Recommended use: Alternative pots for space efficiency or decoration

HEAVY DUTY CONTAINER PLANT POTS WITHOUT HANDLES

12 Litre Plant Pots
Dimensions: 30cm diameter top, 24.2cm diameter base and 23.8cm depth.
Internal top diameter 27.5cm.
Capacity: 12 litres.
Recommended use: Heavy duty plant pots used for tree production and growing.

15 Litre Plant Pots
Dimensions: 32.8cm diameter top, 25.5cm diameter base and 25.8cm depth.
Internal top diameter 30cm.
Capacity: 15 litres.
Recommended use: Heavy duty plant pots used for tree production and growing.

20 Litre Plant Pots
Dimensions: 35.5cm diameter top, 27.6cm diameter base and 26cm depth.
Internal top diameter 32.5cm.
Capacity: 20 litres.
Recommended use: Heavy duty plant pots used for tree production and growing.

25 Litre Plant Pots
Dimensions: 38.5cm diameter top, 30cm diameter base and 27.7cm depth.
Internal top diameter 35cm.
Capacity: 25 litres.
Recommended use: Heavy duty plant pots used for tree production and growing.

HEAVY DUTY CONTAINER PLANT POTS WITH HANDLES

30 Litre Plant Pots
Dimensions: 40.8cm diameter top, 29.8cm diameter base and 33cm depth. Internal top diameter 36cm. Capacity: 30 litres.
Recommended use: Heavy duty plant pots used for tree production and growing.

35 Litre Plant Pots
Dimensions: 44cm diameter top, 31.8cm diameter base and 37cm depth. Internal top diameter 40cm. Capacity: 35 litres.
Recommended use: Heavy duty plant pots used for tree production and growing.

43 Litre Plant Pots
Dimensions: 50cm diameter top, 35.5cm diameter base and 35.5cm depth. Internal top diameter 45cm. Capacity: 43 litres.
Recommended use: Heavy duty plant pots used for tree production and growing.

50 Litre Plant Pots
Dimensions: 50cm diameter top, 35.2cm diameter base and 40.5cm depth. Internal top diameter 45cm. Capacity: 50 litres.
Recommended use: Heavy duty plant pots used for tree production and growing.

60 Litre Plant Pots
Dimensions: 55cm diameter top, 41cm diameter base and 37.5cm depth. Internal top diameter 50cm. Capacity: 60 litres.
Recommended use: Heavy duty plant pots used for tree production and growing.

75 Litre Plant Pots
Dimensions: 55.5cm diameter top, 39cm diameter base and 48.2cm depth. Internal top diameter 50.5cm. Capacity: 75 litres.
Recommended use: Heavy duty plant pots used for tree production and growing

80 Litre Plant Pots
Dimensions: 60cm diameter top, 42.2cm diameter base and 43cm depth. Internal top diameter 54cm. Capacity: 80 litres.
Recommended use: Heavy duty plant pots used for tree production and growing.

90 Litre Plant Pots
Dimensions: 59.5cm diameter top, 42.8cm diameter base and 48cm depth. Internal top diameter 55cm. Capacity: 90 litres.
Recommended use: Heavy duty plant pots used for tree production and growing.

100 Litre Plant Pots
Dimensions: 60.5cm diameter top, 43.5cm diameter base and 52cm depth. Internal top diameter 55.5cm. Capacity: 100 litres.
Recommended use: Heavy duty plant pots used for tree production and growing.

125 Litre Plant Pots
Dimensions: 64cm diameter top, 46.3cm diameter base and 53.5cm depth. Internal top diameter 59.5cm. Capacity: 125 litres.
Recommended use: Heavy duty plant pots used for tree production and growing.

130 Litre Plant Pots
Dimensions: 69cm diameter top, 52cm diameter base and 51cm depth. Internal top diameter 65cm. Capacity: 130 litres. Recommended use: Heavy duty plant pots used for tree production and growing.

GIANT ROUND PLANT POTS

We also offer a very competitive range of giant plastic plant pots. These are more specialised and ideal for larger specimen plants, bamboos and trees. They are extremely strong made from recycled black rubberised plastic and are very sturdy. The pots are pre-drilled with drainage holes in the sides and base and are generally wider than they are deep providing the stability required for larger plants. When planted, these pots are left in situ hence no handles.

These giant plant pots are available in the following sizes.
160 litre 80cm Diameter x 51cm Height
210 litre 80cm Diameter x 55cm Height
230 litre 85cm Diameter x 55cm Height
285 litre 95 cm Diameter x 55cm Height
350 litre 95cm Diameter x 73cm Height
500 litre 103cm Diameter x 80cm Height
600 litre 120cm Diameter x 68cm Height
750 litre 120cm Diameter x 78cm Height
1000 litre 140cm Diameter x 90cm Height
1500 litre 155cm Diameter x 100cm Height

We hope you have found this pot guide helpful! Don’t forget we have an expert Customer Services Team available on 01903 258 200 to offer advice on all our pot sizes and dimensions.

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Understanding Nursery Containers – Common Pot Sizes Used In Nurseries

Inevitably you’ve come across nursery pot sizes as you have browsed through mail-order catalogs. You may have even wondered what it all means – what is #1 pot size, #2, #3 and so on? Keep reading for information on the common pot sizes used in nurseries so you can take some of the guesswork and confusion out of your selections.

About Nursery Plants Pots

Nursery containers come in a number of sizes. Oftentimes, the particular plant and its current size determine the pot sizes used in nurseries. For instance, most shrubs and tree are sold in 1-gallon (4 L) pots – otherwise known as a #1 pot size.

The # symbol is used to reference each class number size. Smaller containers (i.e. 4-inch or 10 cm. pots) may also include SP in front of its class number, indicating a smaller plant size. In general, the larger the # is, the larger the pot and, thus, the larger the plant will be. These container sizes range from #1, #2, #3 and #5 to #7, #10, #15 on up to #20 or higher.

What is #1 Pot Size?

The gallon nursery containers, or #1 pots, are the most common nursery pot sizes used in the industry. While they normally only hold 3 quarts (3 L) of soil (using liquid measure), they are still considered to be 1-gallon pots. A variety of flowers, shrubs and trees can be found in this pot size.

As the plants grow or mature, nursery growers may step up the plant to another larger size pot. For instance, a #1 shrub may be stepped up to a #3 pot.

Variations in plant pot sizes can be quite different among individual nursery growers. While one nursery may ship a large, lush plant in a #1 pot, another might only send a bare, twiggy-looking plant in the same size. For this reason, you should research beforehand to make sure of what you are getting.

Grade of Nursery Plant Pots

In addition to the various pot sizes, some nursery growers include grading information. As with the variations among sizes, these too may vary among different growers. These are usually dependent on how a particular plant has been grown (its conditions). That said, the most common grades associated with plant pots are:

  • P – Premium grade – plants are normally healthy, big and more expensive
  • G – Regular grade – plants are of moderate quality, fairly healthy, average cost
  • L – Landscape grade – plants are of less quality, smaller and least expensive choices

Examples of these might be #1P, meaning a #1 pot size of premium quality. A lesser grade would be #1L.

Inevitably you?ve come across nursery pot sizes as you have browsed through mail-order catalogs. You may have even wondered what it all means. Read here for information on common pot sizes.