The Q&A Archives: Transplanting Forsythia

Question: I would like to move our very large Forsithia plants across our yard, when is a good time to do that and what are some hints to make sure they make it successfully?

Answer: Forsythia can be transplanted in either fall or very early spring. Water thoroughly the day before you dig it up. Try to take as many of the roots as possible and trim back the branches to compensate for roots lost in the move. Replant immediately into prepared soil, setting the plant at the same depth as it grew before. Water well to settle the soil, then mulch and keep the soil moist until it has re-established itself (usually 2-3 weeks). Best wishes with the move!

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