Common Nursery Plant Forms
We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.
A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.
A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.
A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.
An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.
Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.