Our VigorLiner® product line includes deciduous trees that are difficult to produce and transplant via traditional bare root methods. Because healthy trees begin with fibrous, well-developed root systems, our VigorLiner® trees are grown in special containers that we have found to produce the very best root system for each species and cultivar in the program.

Depending on their needs, trees are established in Root Pouch® fabric containers or in our specially designed air-pruning containers. The latter feature evenly spaced, vertical slots that eliminate circling roots and produce fibrous root systems. Improved air circulation and drainage reduce incidence of root disease.


3VL VigorLiner® container

3RP VigorLiner® bag

Root Pouch® fabric containers retain moisture more readily than the slot-style containers while offering the same advantages of root pruning and prevention of circling roots. These brown fabric bags are an above-ground version of the Root Pouch® fabric bags that we use in our fields with great success. Distinctive for their ground-hugging shape that reduces the incidence of toppling over in the wind, they feature stout fabric handles that make them easy to manage in the nursery, garden center, or in the fields at planting time.

Air-pruned, branched, white root tips found in both types of containers are visible evidence of the healthy, vigorous root systems we produce in our VigorLiner® program. Specimen tree growers find our VigorLiner® trees to be excellent field liners. Container growers praise them as ideal for shifting up into larger containers. While they may be planted year-round, growers in milder climates find VigorLiner® trees to be tailor-made for fall planting. This practice encourages root establishment in the fall and winter that will support vigorous spring growth.

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Following is a list of all the VigorLiner® trees we produce and the containers they are available in:

Variety
3VL
3RP
5VL
5RP
7VL
7RP
Acer buergerianum - Trident Maple
Acer griseum - Paperbark Maple
Asimina triloba - Pawpaw
Betula nigra - River Birch (clump form)
Betula nigra 'Cully' - Heritage® Birch (clump form)
Betula papyrifera ‘Renci’ PP 12768 - Renaissance Reflection® Birch
Betula platyphylla ‘Fargo’ - Dakota Pinnacle® Birch
Carpinus caroliniana - American Hornbeam
Celtis occidentalis - Hackberry
Celtis occidentalis 'JFS-KSU1' - Prairie Sentinel® Hackberry
Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' - Forest Pansy Redbud
Cercis canadensis 'Covey' - Lavender Twist® Redbud
Cercis canadensis 'Merlot' PP 22297 - Merlot Redbud
Cercis canadensis 'Pink Heartbreaker' PP 23043 - Pink Heartbreaker Redbud
Cercis canadensis 'Pink Pom Poms' P.A.F. - Pink Pom Poms Redbud
Cercis canadensis 'Ruby Falls' PP 22097 - Ruby Falls Redbud
Variety
3VL
3RP
5VL
5RP
7VL
7RP
Chionathus virginicus - Fringe Tree
Chionanthus retusus - Chinese Fringe Tree
Chionanthus retusus 'Tokyo Tower' - Tokyo Tower Fringe Tree
Cladrastis kentukea - Yellowwood
Cornus controversa 'June Snow JFS' - June Snow™ Dogwood
Fagus sylvatica - Green Beech
Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple' - Dawyck Purple Beech
Fagus sylvatica 'Purple Fountain' - Purple Fountain Beechj
Fagus sylvatica 'Red Obelisk' - Red Obelisk Beech
Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii' - Rivers Purple Beech
Franklinia alatamaha - Franklin Tree
Ginkgo biloba 'Autumn Gold' - Autumn Gold Ginkgo
Ginkgo biloba 'The President' - Presidential Gold® Ginkgo
Ginkgo biloba 'Princeton Sentry' - Princeton Sentry® Ginkgo
Heptacodium miconioides - Seven-son Flower
Koelreuteria paniculata - Goldenrain Tree
Variety
3VL
3RP
5VL
5RP
7VL
7RP
Koelreuteria paniculata 'Coral Sun' PP 17409 - Coral Sun Goldenrain Tree
Koelreuteria paniculata 'JFS-Sunleaf' - Summerburst® Goldenrain Tree
Liquidambar styraciflua 'Rotundiloba' - Rotundiloba Sweetgum
LIquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette' - Slender Silhouette Sweetgum
Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon' - Worplesdon Sweetgum
Liriodendron tulipifera - Tulip Tree
Magnolia x loebneri 'Ballerina' - Ballerina Magnolia
Magnolia grandiflora 'D.D. Blanchard' - D.D. Blanchard Magnolia
Magnolia grandiflora 'Edith Bogue' - Edith Bogue Magnolia
Magnolia 'Galaxy' - Galaxy Magnolia
Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' - Leonard Messel Magnolia
Magnolia 'NCMX1' PP 29218 - Mercury® Magnolia
Magnolia x loebneri ' Merrill' - Merrill Magnolia
Magnolia virginiana 'Jim Wilson' - Moonglow® Magnolia
Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star' - Royal Star Magnolia
Magnolia x soulangeana 'Rustica Rubra' - Rustica Rubra Magnolia
Variety
3VL
3RP
5VL
5RP
7VL
7RP
Magnolia x loebneri 'Ruth' P.A.F. - Spring Welcome® Magnolia
Magnolia liliflora x stellata 'Susan' - Susan Magnolia
Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood
Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush' - Gold Rush Dawn Redwood
Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'JFS-PN3Legacy' - Jade Prince® Dawn Redwood
Nyssa sylvatica - Black Tupelo
Nyssa sylvatica 'David Odom' - Afterburner® Tupelo
Nyssa sylvatica 'JFS-red' PP 26795 - Firestarter® Tupelo
Nyssa sylvatica 'NSUHH' PP 22951 - Green Gable™ Tupelo
Nyssa sylvatica 'Haymanred' - Red Rage® Tupelo
Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire' - Wildfire Tupelo
Oxydendrum arboreum - Sourwood
Parrotia persica 'JLColumnar' PP 24951 - Persian Spire™ Parrotia
Parrotia persica 'Inge's Ruby Vase' - Ruby Vase® Parrotia
Parrotia persica 'Vanessa' - Vanessa Parrotia
Pistacia chinensis - Chinese Pistache
Variety
3VL
3RP
5VL
5RP
7VL
7RP
Quercus acutissima - Sawtooth Oak
Quercus alba - White Oak
Quercus x bimundorum 'Midwest' - Prairie Stature™ Oak
Quercus coccinea - Scarlet Oak
Quercus frainetto 'Schmidt' - Forest Green® Oak
Quercus gambelli - Gambel Oak
Quercus x macdanielii 'Clemons' - Heritage® Oak
Quercus macrocarpa - Bur Oak
Quercus muehlenbergii - Chinkapin Oak
Quercus nuttallii - Nuttall Oak
Quercus phellos - Willow Oak
Quercus robur x alba 'Crimschmidt - Crimson Spire™ Oak
Quercus robur x alba 'JFS-KW2QX' PP 24442 - Skinny Genes® Oak
Quercus robur x alba 'JFS-KW1QX' - Streetspire® Oak
Quercus robur x bicolor 'Long' PP 12673
Quercus rubra - Red Oak
Variety
3VL
3RP
5VL
5RP
7VL
7RP
Sassafras albidum - Sassafras
Stewartia pseudocamellia - Japanese Stewartia
Styrax japonicus 'Evening Light' PP 24168 - Evening LIght Snowbell
Styrax japonicus 'Fragrant Fountain' PP 19664 - Fragrant Fountain Snowbell
Styrax japonicus 'JLWeeping' PP 23755 - Marley's Pink™ Snowbell
Styrax japonicus 'JFS-E' - Snow Charm® Snowbell
Styrax japonicus 'JFS-D' - Snowcone® Snowbell
Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk' - Ivory Silk® Japanese Tree Lilac
Taxodium distichum - Bald Cypress
Taxodium distichum 'Cascade Falls' PP 12298 - Cascade Falls Bald Cypress
Taxodium distichum 'JFS-SGPN' - Green Whisper® Bald Cypress
Taxodium distichum 'Mickelson' - Shawnee Brave® Bald Cypress
Ulmus parvifolia 'Emer II' - Allee® Elm
Ulmus 'Frontier' - Frontier Elm

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