Moving an older hydrangea plant - Knowledgebase Question

Franklin, Co
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Question by elizabethoo
July 16, 2009
I have a mature hydrangea that I would like to move to a sunnier location. It's a pretty big plant, stands about 4-1/2' tall. Can I move it with any success of it living in a new location or should I just start over with a newer smaller plant?

Answer from NGA
July 16, 2009
You can move a mature hydrangea but you will want to wait until cooler weather in the fall or in the very early spring, before new growth begins. If you try to move it now while it is actively growing it may suffer too much stress and may not perform well after the move. In fact, if you wait until early spring you can prune it down to a more manageable size before moving and the move will be much easier. Best wishes with your hydrangea.

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