015SLEM: 15 Cell 12×20″ Sleeve & Tray Shrub & Tree Propagation System For 80mm Ellepot

  • Injection molded plastic for durability, long life and ease of carrying.
  • A perfect container system for fruit and nut trees as well as landscape tree propagation.
  • Ideal for mechanization for both traditional nurseries & modern purpose built ones.
  • Removable sleeve holds an 8” deep 80mm diameter Ellepot.
  • Tray holds a 4” deep 80mm diameter Ellepot.
  • Produces numerous natural roots and eliminates root circling.
  • Various tray versions are available depending on your nursery setup.
  • 115 Ellepots can be handled at once or lifted out individually.

Made In:

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Details & Features

Our brand new 15 cell Ellepot/Proptek propagation sleeve and tray growing system for trees and shrubs.

This tray is packed full of the latest design features to ensure an incredibly natural root system and the very best plants possible.

The 15 Cell Sleeve and Trays is designed to hold an 80mm Ellepot. The benching tray holds either 15 4” deep Ellepots or 15 sleeves that hold 8” deep Ellepots. The sleeve slots easily into the tray and is easily lifted out manually or mechanically for grading and spacing etc.

One of the key concepts with the Ellepot/Proptek system is how compatible with automation it is. Serious time and money efficiency savings can be made throughout the whole growing process, right from filling, to sorting & grading to shipping out of the door.

80mm is the perfect size for fruit trees such as apples and pears, grapes, landscape trees and all shrubs. If plants need a larger root ball or more spacing, we have an 8 Cell Sleeve and Tray system.

The Ellepot supports the growing media and holds it together whilst the roots are growing, meaning they can be moved or transplanted far sooner than in traditional systems. The sleeves support the plants in their early stages and stops them drying out too fast. The inserts are held in such a way that also allows enough air movement for great aeration and drainage and fantastic ‘air pruning’ of the root system.

Once the trees are grown to the desired size, the Ellepot insert can be removed, packaged and sent to the field or customer without any plastic leaving the nursery, helping to ensure trays never go missing. For more information on Sleeve and Tray growing environments click here.

The tray comes in four versions: with feet, with lugs, with feet and lugs or the plain tray. Foot version allows the tray to be raised off the ground away from standing water to allow air to better flow around the base to help air pruning and reduce disease. The ‘lug’ option enables the tray to easily be guided on a ‘T’ rail benching system.

Key Features

Cell Count


Outer Dimensions

20" x 12"

Plant Density

8.77 pl/ft.2

Min Order Qty

160 trays

Made In




Sleeve with Tray

Sleeve with Tray ( + Feet)

Sleeve with Tray ( + Benching Lugs)

Sleeve with Tray ( + Feet & Lugs)

Suitable For

Apples, Fruit Trees, Pears, Shrub Liners

Almonds, Nuts, Stone Fruit Trees, Woody Ornamentals

Grapes, Landscape Trees

Shipping Statistics

Minimum Order Qty

2400 Pots / 160 Trays


Units per Pallet1

3000 if order full truck

2400 if ordering partial shipment

Max Pallets/Truck


Max Units/Truck


Sleeves per 40' HC Container



Units per Pallet1

176 if order full truck

160 if ordering partial shipment

Max Pallets/Truck


Max Units/Truck


Trays per 40' HC Container


Please Note…

1 Full truck loads can fit more trays per pallet as a dedicated full size 53ft lorry is used for delivery. For partial truck loads, we cannot guarantee the height of the lorry, so pallets must fit into all commercial freight vehicles. If arranging your own transport, please advise us at the earliest opportunity on the internal height of your vehicle.

2 Trays are stacked loose or partly loose to get the maximum number of trays per container. This will result in lower unit shipping cost but also more labor to unload

All statistics and measurements may vary so please check before purchasing, if critical, or ask for sample.