Definition of container-grown in English:



  • (of a plant) grown in a container rather than in the ground.

    ‘container-grown roses’
    • ‘In midsummer, container-grown plants in local nurseries will be in full leaf so you can get a good idea of what the different varieties will look like.’
    • ‘For starters, it helps to have some idea about how many container-grown roses will fit into your gardening plan.’
    • ‘The container-grown plants can be anywhere from 10 inches to 2 to 3 feet in height, depending on the age of the plant.’
    • ‘This is the time of year for planting bare-rooted roses and, for that matter, container-grown roses.’
    • ‘Still other areas feature permanent plantings, with container-grown plants added for visual impact here and there creating unexpected surprises throughout the garden.’
    • ‘Plants should be planted in a dormant condition if purchased bare root, but container-grown plants may be planted throughout the growing season.’
    • ‘When setting out container-grown plants, be sure that the soil is moist (not wet) and that you have watered the plant itself.’
    • ‘Shop nurseries for container-grown stock; plant as soon as you get it home.’
    • ‘If the tree was container-grown, be sure to loosen outside roots and prune broken roots.’
    • ‘Roses are available as container-grown or bareroot plants.’
    • ‘And container-grown trees can be planted nationwide in fall.’
    • ‘By moving container-grown citrus into a greenhouse, sunroom, or bright indoor location, gardeners anywhere can grow them.’
    • ‘Set out hardy ground covers and container-grown tees, shrubs, and perennials no later than six weeks before the ground normally freezes in your area.’
    • ‘Seeds are easy to start, but because plants do not flower well until the second year, you may want to save time by buying container-grown plants.’
    • ‘Since the roots of container-grown plants are confined and can't go searching for what they need, you need to provide them with the best possible conditions.’
    • ‘He was able to provide winter protection for the container-grown plant, allowing it to age and become woody.’
    • ‘Because they have their full root system, container-grown shrubs can be planted during the growing season.’
    • ‘Of course, container-grown fruit trees produce fewer fruit than full-grown trees, but fresh limes and lemons on a cold winter day in Vermont, for example, can be very refreshing.’
    • ‘If the tree is container-grown and slightly pot bound (the roots have grown in a tight circle), break some of the dirt apart so the roots spread out.’
    • ‘Though sun and shade requirements are similar to those of plants grown in the ground, the typically smaller size of container-grown grasses permits moving them farther into shade without fear of flopping.’