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    Trees & Shrubs

    A Guide to using TerraCottem Universal Soil Conditioner for planting trees and shrubs.

TerraCottem® - Tree & Shrub Planting

TerraCottem® can be used alone or to complement other methods, materials and techniques.

The rates and methods are general guidelines and may vary according to the climate, type of soil, quality of water, etc., and recommendations of the project manager, architect or consultant. We highly recommend that you contact your distributor for accurate rates.


  • Survival rate increase
  • Biomass production increase
  • Deeper, more extensive root growth
  • Possibility to plant in hostile environments
  • Increased resistance to water stress
  • Better plant health, higher resistance to disease and frost

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Harry Redknap

TerraCottem® Application Rates - Tree & Shrub Planting

Rates (Metric)

1.5 kg per m3 growing media or soil taken from plant hole, or 1.5 grams per litre soil.

Rates (Imperial)

2.5 lbs per yd3 growing media or soil taken from plant hole, or 0.2 ounce (= 1 teaspoon) per gallon soil.

Plant hole sizeTerraCottem®/tree
20 x 20 x 30 cm 20 g
30 x 30 x 30 cm 40 g
40 x 40 x 40 cm 100 g
70 x 70 x 70 cm 500 g
1 x 1 x 1 m 1.5 kg
Plant hole sizeTerraCottem®/tree
8 x 8 x 12 inches 1 ounce (oz)
12 x 12 x 12 inches 1½ oz
16 x 16 x 16 inches 4 oz
27 x 27 x 27 inches 1 pound (lbs)
3 x 3 x 3 feet 2½ lbs

TerraCottem® Application Method - Tree & Shrub Planting

  1. TerraCottem Tree Planting 1Dig plant hole 2 x the size of root ball in the shape of a cube. Keep small amount of soil from the hole apart from the rest.
  2. TerraCottem Tree Planting 2Add TerraCottem® (TC) to most of soil taken from the hole and mix well.
  3. TerraCottem Tree Planting 3Fill partially with TC soil mixture.
  4. TerraCottem Tree Planting 4Place plant in hole and fill with rest of TC mixture. Top of root ball must be 5cm/2 inches below surface.
  5. TerraCottem Tree Planting 5Cover with normal soil set apart earlier, as a mulch layer, creating a concave shape to trap available water.
  6. TerraCottem Tree Planting 6Water thoroughly.