How deep and wide should the planting hole be?

A: The planting hole should be as deep as the distance from the bottom of the pot to its soil level. If the hole is dug deeper and refilled, the loosened soil beneath the plant will subside and the plant’s crown will be lower than the surrounding soil. This condition is a common cause of plant failure.

Digging the hole wider than the pot and roughing its sides makes it easier for the plant’s roots to grow into the surrounding soil.