replanting - Knowledgebase Question

Suisun City, Ca
Question by islandreg
November 18, 2009
What is the best time of year to dig up the rose bush that I planted 2 yrs ago & plant somewhere else? From what I've read in Q & A the answer might be the same as

Answer from NGA
November 18, 2009


You can dig and replant rose bushes at any time of year but it will be less stressful if you wait until it is dormant. Any time between your first hard frost and next March is fine. When roses are dormant they won't react adversely to severed roots or pruned canes. By the time they wake up in the spring, they'll barely know they've been moved. Best wishes with your rose bush!

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