Tubex Nature Shrub Shelters

Online ordering & payment options

Online ordering & payment options

If you do not qualify for trade rates, immediate payment by credit or debit card via Sage Pay is required, or you may request contact from the office to make payment over the phone.

For customers who have been accepted for trade rates, we offer several ordering and payment options, including:

  • Immediate payment by credit or debit card via Sage Pay, our payment service provider.
  • Order on account (available to credit account customers only).
  • Request contact from the office & make payment over the phone.
  • Place order to reserve stock & request a call back to discuss timings, with payment only required upon despatch.
£ each • exc. VAT inc. VAT
SKU qty price price_excl_tax Save
60cm-130-160mm-28 100 £6.66 £5.55 9%
60cm-130-160mm-28 300 £6.10 £5.08 17%
60cm-130-160mm-28 500 £5.63 £4.69 23%
60cm-130-160mm-28 1000 £5.23 £4.36 29%
60cm-130-160mm-28 2500 £4.88 £4.07 33%
60cm-130-160mm-28 5000 £4.73 £3.94 35%
60cm-130-160mm-28 10000 £4.57 £3.81 38%
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7.32 6.10
6.66 5.55
6.10 5.08
5.63 4.69
5.23 4.36
4.88 4.07
4.73 3.94
4.57 3.81
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Note: Stake and plant sold separately

Tubex distributor

Tubex Distributor

We are an official Tubex distributor.

Discounted square sawn tree stakes when purchased with protection

You can benefit from discounted stake prices when purchasing a similar quantity of protection, where the stakes are required to support the purchased protection. If you are planning to purchase square sawn tree stakes too, please use this option to benefit from discounted prices.

Minimum Order Value

Please note that there is a minimum order value of £50.00 + VAT, excluding delivery.


Delivery to UK mainland is included for stock orders over £1500.00 + VAT (subject to postcode surcharges). For full details on delivery please view our delivery page.

Designed for hard-to-reach areas where collection isn't possible, the Tubex Nature™ Shrub Shelter is biodegradable, and because of its wider diameter is suitable for the protection of larger bushier plants.

A good fit for landscaping projects with mixed planting stock, Tubex Nature Shrub Shelters™ provide plants with more space to grow – e.g. bushier stock such as Laurel, Hazel, Dogwood and Holly.

Tubex Nature™ is made from bio-based materials derived from sugarcane, corn & starch. It is externally tested against ISO 17556 to show soil biodegradability, and independently tested to show biodegradation on soil at ambient temperatures.

Tubex Nature products can be left to biodegrade in situ and will, over time, start to degrade and breakdown into water and CO2 through a microbiological process.

The Tubex Nature Shrub Shelter helps deliver an enhanced microclimate, encouraging growth, whilst protecting against animal browsing and herbicide spray.

Quick and easy to install, they have been designed to have a service life of 3-5 years*, boosting the survival rates in the early stages of a shrub’s life and are suitable for both bare root and cell grown plants.

*Product longevity is dependent on site and weather conditions and cannot be guaranteed.


  • Leave in situ to biodegrade.
  • Protects from browsing animals and herbicide spray.
  • Creates microclimate to promote healthy growth.
  • Easy installation – comes with pre-fitted releasable cable ties(s).

Installation :

  • Plant bare root or cell grown plant.
  • Insert stake next to plant and install shelter over plant, gently pushing into ground. Firmly tighten pre-fitted cable tie(s) around stake.
  • Leave in situ to biodegrade or remove for industrial composting once plant is established.
Height^ 60cm
Diameter 130-160mm
Number of cable ties 2
Type of cable ties Releasable
Length of cable tie 250mm (10 inches)
Height of top cable tie from ground^^ 400mm
Height of bottom cable tie from ground^^ 150
Average weight/tube 160g

^ Manufacturing tolerance of tube height +/- 25mm

^^ Manufacturing tolerance of cable tie height +/- 15mm

Nest 4
Bundle 28
Bag or strap banded Bag
Material · For all sizes
Tube Bio based (plant based) blend
Cable tie Nylon
Tube colour Natural/biscuit colour
Service life (tube) Estimated 3-5 years
Biodegradable Yes
End of life Allow to biodegrade in situ, mulch into the soil or remove for industrially composting.
Recyclable Yes
Recycling options Use a local Recycling Centre and the bin for 'Plastic' (Code 5 PP).
Or contact Tubex for details of their Collection & Recycling scheme.
Or use a similar agricultural recycling service.
Recommended support Stake

Plant Welfare

Widest diameter

Widest diameter biodegradable shrub shelter
Suitable for plant species that require more space to grow.

Animal protection

Animal protection
Protects young plants from bark-stripping and browsing animals.

Herbicide protection

Herbicide protection
The tube protects from herbicide spray.

Light transmission

Light transmission
Creates a mini greenhouse effect, encouraging growth.

Wind protection

Wind protection
Delivers wind break effect, protecting plants on exposed sites.

Flared rim

Flared rim
To minimise stem abrasion.


Twin walled

Twin walled
Delivers best strength to weight ratio.

Strengthening rods

Strengthening rods
To prevent tearing at stake area.

Service life

Service life
Designed to offer 3-5 years of service life depending on conditions*.



For ease of movement around site.

Pre-fitted cable ties

Pre-fitted cable ties
Thumb-releasable for easy installation & maintenance.

Natural colour

Natural colour
Blends into background.


Leave in situ to biodegrade over time into water and CO.

*Product longevity is dependent on site and weather conditions and cannot be guaranteed.