Here's a link to the
Minneapolis newspaper website that has a short video about how to choose healthy
shrubs. It's short and basic, but it's by Nancy Rose, co-author of
the new book Growing Small Shrubs and Trees in Cold Climates. She
talks about (and demonstrates) what to do if you do buy a pot-bound shrub.
Also, there is a list of
shrubs to fit different conditions in our northern climate and shrubs with
White Bear Lake,