rhoderdendron - Knowledgebase Question

Waterbury, Co
Question by jdpmfire
April 15, 2010
I have a large rhoderd. which needs to be moved to another location. How can this task be done most easily

Answer from NGA
April 15, 2010


You can prune your rhododendron back by about a third if that will make moving it easier. Then dig a generous hole. Expect the roots to be in the top 18-24 inches of soil and directly below the plant. Dig as large a hole as required to get most of the rootmass out in one piece. It's okay to sever some of the smaller roots but the more of the root system you can dig without damage, the better chance your rhodie will have to re-establish in its new home. Be sure to set the plant at the same soil level as it was growing before and water it well after transplanting to help settle the soil. Good luck with your rhodie!

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