Moving Roses - Knowledgebase Question

Houston, Te
Question by meli1957
November 19, 2009
I have two rose bushes in the back yard that I want to move to the front yard. It is a sunny location for them, but I don't how to move them without killing them.

Answer from NGA
November 19, 2009


I would wait until the roses are dormant and then move them. Late winter or very early spring before new growth appears are the best times. If you dig and transplant while they are dormant they will barely notice they've been moved - and if you accidentally sever some roots, it won't hurt the plant. Mark your calendar for late February and move your roses then. After transplanting you can prune them back and they will be ready to grow when the weather warms up in the spring. Enjoy your garden!

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