Transplanting suckers from crape myrtles - Knowledgebase Question

Panama City, Fl
Question by bazil578
September 27, 2009
I was wondering what is the proper way to transplant suckers from an already well established crape myrtle?

Thank you

Answer from NGA
September 27, 2009


It should be easy to dig and replant the suckers. They are growing on the roots of the parent tree so you will need to dig straight down with a sharp shovel between the parent tree and the sucker to sever the roots. You'll know when you hear it snap or feel some resistance on the shovel. Then dig straight down all around the sucker, several inches from the main stem to. You should be able to pry it up out of the ground with a small root system attached. Replant in the new spot, planting at the same soil depth as it was growing before. Water well and remember to water once a week so it can establish itself. Best wishes with the move!

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