potbound


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pot·bound

 (pŏt′bound′)
adj.
Having grown too large for its container, resulting in matted or tangled roots. Used of a potted plant.

pot•bound

(ˈpɒtˌbaʊnd)

adj.
(of a plant) having roots so densely grown as to fill the container and require repotting.
[1840–50]
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Adj.1.potbound - (of a potted plant) grown too large for its container resulting in matting or tangling of the roots
planted - set in the soil for growth
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potbound

[ˈpɒtˌbaʊnd] adj this plant is potboundil vaso è ormai troppo piccolo per questa pianta
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If you buy a tree that's been in a container and it's potbound when removed, tease the roots open before planting out, or growth will be stunted.
If you buy a tree that's been in a container and find that it's potbound when you remove it for planting, tease the roots open before planting it out, or the tree's growth will be stunted.
There is no need to re-pot the parent plant until it is potbound ( with the roots filling the pot ( and then it should be done in spring.
Potbound roots are in danger of "girdling"--encircling the inside of the pot.