Complete Tree Starter - it's all you need!

Ready...Set....GROW! Reduce transplant shock and maximize the speed of establishment. Available from Speciality Trees in 2L, 5L, 10L and 15L Tubs.

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Complete Tree Starter has been designed to assist in the healthy establishment of trees and shrubs, reducing transplant shock and maximizing the speed of establishment in the landscape.

Complete Tree Starter works by providing nutrients which are required to minimise planting shock and encourage a tree’s root system to assimilate into its new environment. Our holistic mix does not assume that one element will be required over another, and so contains a dose of everything required for a quick and robust start in the landscape:

  • Microflora for health and longevity with symbiotic relationships to assist in the breaking down and absorption of nutrients and general soil health,
  • A balanced long term fertiliser lasting up to 18months,
  • Micro nutrients and trace elements for balanced & healthy growth,
  • Gypsum for additional calcium and Sulphur compounds for plant health and vitality aiding soil management and drainage,
  • Water Crystals for absorbing excess moisture and nutrients, assisting soil aeration and rewetting,
  • Wetting Agents to ensure even distribution and absorption of water encouraging the breaking down soil tension.


In the landscape, dig a large, rough hole, approximately twice the volume of the original tree container. Remove the tree from its container and place in the hole, ensuring the top of the root ball is level with the existing soil.  Back fill the planting hole with 2/3 of the soil, packing the soil down gently but firmly as you go. Mix Complete Tree Starter with the remaining 1/3 soil and pack down firmly but gently. Water in by building a bank over the tree’s root ball. Fill this ‘dam’ with water and allow to drain. To ensure adequate watering repeat this step twice. Mulching is recommended at this point to minimize water evaporation.


Apply 1 litre per one 50lt tree being planted.


  • Complete Tree Starter contains:
  • A complete balanced nutrient load for optimum plant establishment and growth for a full year
  • Gypsum for strong growth and aids drainage
  • Wetting agent to prevent hydrophobic conditions ensuring water movement
  • Water crystals for improved drought tolerance and water uptake
  • Composted bark as a carrier
  • Micro organisms for healthy soils
  • NPK 1.5-0.4-1 + Trace Elements


This product is designed to be used in accordance with label directions. Speciality Trees Pty Ltd takes no responsibility for the consequences of the user failing to follow product directions. Speciality Trees is not liable for any injury to living things or materials which may result from the use or storage of this material.
Not to be swallowed. Wash hands after use. Keep out of the reach of children.
Store covered and under dry conditions.
Container is recyclable. Please retain for re-filling or dispose of thoughtfully.

For all orders and enquiries, please contact the office on (03) 9796 8308.

01/03/2023 Planting & Tree Care


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