Transplanting a Forsythia - Knowledgebase Question

South Glastonbury, CT (Zone 5B)
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Question by cbreen24
April 10, 2006
I'd like to transplant my Forsythia. Does this shrub require full sun? When is it

Answer from NGA
April 10, 2006
Forsythia does best in full sun all day long, yes. The best time to transplant it would be in early fall or in very early spring as soon as the soil can be dug. If this is a large shrub, you will need to take as large a rootball as you possibly can. If you leave behind many roots, you might also trim back the branches to compensate for the loss. Replant immediately at the same depth as it grew before. Water to settle the soil, mulch, and water as needed to keep the soil evenly moist until it becomes reestablished. Good luck with the move!

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