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

  • 12×20 inch tray with 15 removable sleeves.
  • Injection molded plastic for durability, long life and ease of carrying.
  • Widely used for fruit and nut trees.
  • A perfect container system for landscape tree propagation.
  • Ideal for mechanisation for both traditional nurseries & modern purpose built ones.
  • Sleeve holds a deep (8 inch) 80mm diameter Ellepot.
  • Tray holds a shallow (4 inch) 80mm diameter Ellepot.
  • Produces numerous natural roots and eliminates root circling.
  • Various tray versions are available depending on your nursery setup.
  • 15 Sleeves can be handled at once or lifted out individually.

Made In:

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Suitable For

Apples, Fruit Trees, Pears, Shrub Liners

Almonds, Nuts, Stone Fruit Trees, Woody Ornamentals

Grapes, Landscape Trees

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 shallow (4in’s) Ellepots or 15 sleeves that hold a deep (8in’s) Ellepot. 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.

Very good for grapevine propagation as alternative to the Proptek 28 cell Pot in Frame if you wish to use the Ellepot 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)

Seeding Information

Cell Count



3 cells x 5 cells

Plant Density

8.77 pl/ft2

94.4 pl/m2

Centre-to-centre spacing



Pot/Sleeve Dimensions

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Tray/Frame Dimensions

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Cell Dimensions

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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


Max Units/Container2



Units per Pallet1

176 if order full truck

160 if ordering partial shipment

Max Pallets/Truck


Max Units/Truck


Max Units/Container2


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.

Dave Neumann | Dave Wilson Nursery, CA, United States

I use the Proptek 126 cell tray for my 35mm Ellepot rootstock production with great success. Root pruning is a key factor, very little contact with the Ellepot allows air pruning to happen. The trays are also very sturdy with multi-year use.

I also extensively use the 8-cell sleeve and tray system from Proptek. This system is superior to any other tree pot out there. Again, the air root pruning accelerates the growth of the tree without allowing circling roots. When the trees are transplanted in to the ground there is little to no transplant shock allowing the trees to truly take off. Proptek is my go to source for quality growing products.

L E Cooke Company, Ca., United States

I think they [Proptek’s propogation containers] are one of the best root pruning pots out there.  For one thing they are in a 10×20″ format which allows us to be able to maximize our bench space, where other types of air pruning pots leave a lot of open bench space.

I also like the way the plant is easily pulled from the pot and then easily put it back into the pot when checking the roots.  I like the injection mold type of pot instead of cheaper thermoformed pots.  They last much longer and are definitely worth the price point.  I think these pots should be more widely used in the industry, therefore making better roots on plants for the whole industry.

Jose Lima | Wonderful Citrus, CA, United States

I have used the 8 deep pot in frames since 2010 when I had the opportunity to closely participate in its design. The creation of this pot in frame marks a pivoting moment in the conception of modern professional citrus nurseries around the world. Technically speaking the pots are ideal for root development with adequate depth associated with internal ridges which direct the roots down and windows that cause air pruning enabling even more root mass to develop. The frame holding 8 pots make it an easy transition to automation and conveyance which are key features in any professional nursery in the new era of high labour cost. In my point of view, the question of which container to use in a professional citrus nursery has been answered by Proptek and its 8 cell deep pot in frame.