What is a "good" root system?©

C.E. Whitcomb
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.
Whitcomb, C.E. (2018). What is a "good" root system?©. Acta Hortic. 1212, 263-264
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1212.60

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