Tree Peonies - Knowledgebase Question

Sussex, NJ
Question by fshymn
June 29, 2006
I have to move a peony shrub/tree.....is there a good time and/or a good technique you could share with me? I don't want to lose it but it can't stay where it is!!! Thanks,

Jay


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Answer from NGA
June 29, 2006

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Peonies grow new roots only in the fall, so the time to move them is in the early fall. Replant at the same depth as it is growing now, not deeper or more shallow. Also make sure to take as much of the rootball as you possibly can and replant immediately. Then water as needed to keep the soil evenly moist like a wrung out sponge, not saturated/sopping wet and not dried out, until it freezes. Good luck with the move.

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