DuPont™ Plantex® RootBarrier is a coated non-woven impermeable membrane, ideal for preventing invasive growth and damage by aggressive plant roots, e.g. bamboo.

By resisting the penetration of aggressive rooting plants and trees, Plantex® RootBarrier protects underground drainage, sewage, piping and cable systems, patios, paved areas, asphalted surfaces as well as buildings and utility channels from root invasion and damage.

This strong and robust, spun-based material will contain invasive root growth without damaging the plants or harming the surrounding materials.

Easy to use, Plantex® RootBarrier requires little preparation and once installed can be left maintenance free for many years.


Underground piping and cable systems protection

  • Patios
  • Paved areas
  • Edge of roadways & paths
  • Building foundations
  • Parks and other civic amenity areas
  • Gardens

Standard roll sizes:
Plantex® RootBarrier is available in following standard roll sizes

  • 0.5m x 30m, 0.7m x 30m
  • 1m x 30m, 1.4m x 30m
  • 2m x 100m

Please refer to installation guide for details.  Note that contact with herbicides and pesticides should be avoided.

root barrier installed in soil to prevent invasive weed species
weed and root barrier installed around some newly laid plants


DuPont™ Plantex® RootProtector is an air and water permeable non-woven root barrier, making it ideal for horizontal installations such as cycle tracks, green roofs, paths, roadways and drives.

DuPont™ Plantex® RootProtector backed by over 40 years of DuPont expertise and unique technology providing better root resistance compared to other tested water permeable solutions on the market.

  • No perforations of DuPont™ Plantex® RootProtector after the extensive tests carried out in accordance with CEN/TS14416
  •  No root perforation on DuPont™ Plantex® RootProtector after greenhouse tests during one year against fast-growing roots.

The water permeability of our membrane ensures a free flow of water in the soil avoiding, trapped water, hydrostatic pressure issues & poor load resistance in wet areas which can so often be an issue with impermeable membranes.  Improved water, air & nutrients supply, compared with impermeable barriers, allows for a harmonious development of all root system architecture.  Allowing efficient drainage helps maintain the stability of foundations, structures, slopes, earthworks and infrastructure.

DuPont™ Plantex® RootProtector is an easy to shape solution which will fit perfectly to the shape of excavated trenches and ditches and is available in widths up to 5.2 m to cover extensive areas with a minimum number of joints.

DuPont™ Plantex® RootProtector is ideal for horizontal installations such as:

  • Cycle tracks
  • Roadways
  • Paths
  • Drives
  • Green roofs.

To guarantee its authenticity, DuPont™ Plantex® RootProtector is printed at regular intervals on the fabric.

Note: Contact with herbicides or pesticides should be avoided

For critical vertical applications such as protecting buried linear networks or where plants have rhizome systems, the use of DuPont™ Plantex® RootBarrier, impermeable root barrier is recommended.

weed and root barrier being laid down on a path
diagram of how to install dupont weed and root barrier systems

Rootguard – Permeable edition in some instances it may be necessary to have a water-permeable solution e.g. surrounding land drains.  ROOTGUARD is a geotextile manufactured from polypropylene/polyethylene fibres. It provides excellent resistance to root development; confirmed in numerous trials and commercial projects. ROOTGUARD has high tensile strength, high puncture resistance and is capable of whithstanding the differential forces that can develop in clay soils.

Rootguard PLUS: Non-woven geotextile extrusion coated with high density polyethylene. Research has demonstrated that high-density polyethylene (HDPE) can withstand penetration by even the most vigorous of tree roots.

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