Tree Grading

Bailey Nurseries bareroot trees are available in various sizes to fit your budget and production needs. Since every customer’s situation is different, this variety gives you the flexibility to purchase liners to grow on in your own production, or fully branched trees ready for retail or landscape installation.


Typically has no branching
with a 1 year-top.

Light-Branched Trees

Great for lining out, not symmetrically branched.

Branched Trees

With tops that have been growing for at least two years, these have a strong central leader and symmetrical lateral branching.

Transplant Trees (TT)

These trees offer a compact, fibrous root system, large caliper, a heavier head and better branching.

Clump Types

Clump trees have 3 or more stems. They’re graded on the scale of branched trees based on the average branching of all stems.

Globe or Upright Types

#1 Heavy and #1: Caliper at or above 7/8” with a head of at
 least 8”

#1 Light and #2: Caliper less
than 7/8”

Weeping Trees

#1 Heavy and #1: Caliper at or above 7/8”

#1 Light and #2: Caliper less
than 7/8”

Shade Trees

A virtual tour of the Bailey process — makes comparing common grades and varieties of Shade trees a cinch.

Globe and Upright Ornamental Trees

Get insights into our Globe and Ornamental Upright growing and grading process among common varieties.

Shrub and Rose Grading

Similar to our trees, Bailey Nurseries’ shrubs and roses are graded at the “Bailey Grade,” well above the American Standard for Nursery Stock. These categories of plants are either graded by cane height and heft, crown size or width.

Shrub & Rose Grading

Get insights into the Bailey process for crown-graded shrubs and roses, plus suggested use and grower notes.

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To learn more about Bareroot,
contact us today.

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