What does Bare Root mean?
Bare root is when the plant is shipped with the roots taken out of the pot or ground. The roots are wrapped in moist paper and covered with plastic to hold in moisture. This will keep the plant alive during the journey. The biggest advantage of this method is the reduction in shipping costs. Bare root is the safest method of shipping during the winter months when plants are dormant.
The plants, once received, roots should be soaked immediately for 30 minutes and then the plant should be potted or placed in the ground right away.