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Rootex for root control

Helps prevent plant roots from spreading into unwanted areas. Ideal for restricting roots

Rootex Information

Rootex Information

- Rootex products are ideal for use around the garden or in landscaping situations
- Used by professional gardeners and landscapers
- Rootex stops root tips from spreading as well as creating a fibrous root system
- Available as a bag, which is ideal for new plants.
- Rootex barrier is also available by the metre length to prevent established plant roots from
penetrating areas such as drives, paths, drains and many other areas.


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Rootex Bag

Rootex Bag

Rootex bags are ideal for planting both directly into the ground or in pots and containers. The inside of the bag has a copper based coating to prevent roots from penetrating the bag.

We have five standard size Rootex bags:

- 10 litre bag - 16cm (6") diamater, 24cm (10") depth - ideal for smaller, herbaceuous perennials, herbs & bulbs

- 18 litre bag - 24cm (8") diameter, 35cm (14") depth - great for small shrubs, herbaceuous perennials, herbs & bulbs, as well as fruit that requires restricting such as blueberries.

- 45 litre bag - 30cm 12") diameter, 45cm (18" depth - for medium shrubs, large herbaceous perrenials, figs, fruit trees & fruit bushes

- 91 litre bag - 45cm (16") diameter, 45cm (18") depth - suitable for small to medium trees, figs & fruit trees

Other sizes can be made to order please phone or contact us by email for further information.
Rootex bag size

Rootex Barrier

Rootex Barrier

Rootex barriers are typically laid vertically and are used to prevent the movement of roots sideways, and unlike other barriers, Rootex allows the passing of both water and nutrients. We have several widths available from 45cm (18 inches), 90 cm (3 feet) and 1.8m (6 feet) and is sold by the linear metre.

In most cases, feeder roots that need to be controlled are up to 45 cm (18 inches), but if you're not sure of the depth required, we'd recommend digging a test pit. It's also worth noting that many trees have tap roots which go down vertically and therefore it may not necessary to control these roots.

Under some circumstances wider widths are necessary such as near foundations, drains or on the advice of a surveyor.

The product has also been used by laying horizontally under surfaces such as driveways or paving. Wider rolls can also be wrapped around drains to prevent roots penetrating them.

When ordering, please enter the quantity as per metre length.



Rootex barrier width