The habit of the climber is further qualified by the number of branches or breaks which can be expected for a given size of specified plant. Standards have now been established indicating the number of branches or breaks which can be expected for bare root and container grown climbers of a range of growth types and sizes.
Bare Root Climbers
The number of branches, which is dependent of growth habit and size, may be specified in the following grades.
For Parthenocissus quinquefolia and cvs. which are available bare root, the minimum number of branches : 3, for a minimum height of 125 cm.
Container Grown Climbers
The number of breaks occurring in the lower third of the plant may be specified. This is dependent on the habit and size of the climber.
Number of breaks
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These specifications cover climbers grown, typically, in 2-3 litre containers. This represents the majority of the plants for sale.
Larger Container Grown Climbers
For larger container volumes the OVERALL HEIGHT and the NUMBER OF BREAKS will increase in proportion of the habit and vigour of the plant.