The Q&A Archives: Info On When To Transplant Trees

Question: I have grown a Mimosa tree from seeds and am needing to know when I should transplant it this fall. It is about 2 feet tall at this time. It will be planted in Oklahoma as I am giving it to my sister who lives in Miami, Ok. Not sure of county, but area code is 74354 if that helps. Thank you for taking the time to answer this. I appreciate very much.
Linda Kent

Answer: To lessen transplant shock, the best times to transplant trees and shrubs is in the spring or autumn. Temperatures are usually cooler then, and natural rainfall abundant. Both conditions will help a newly planted tree or shrub establish a good root system.

Be sure to plant at the same soil level as the tree was growing in its container, and water it in well after planting. If rain is sparse, water the tree once each week by applying water slowly so it has a chance to percolate down and wet the entire root mass.

Best wishes with your mimosa tree!

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