Transplanting Shrubs - Knowledgebase Question

Allentown, PA
Avatar for ptcsander
Question by ptcsander
October 16, 1998
When is the best time to move a lace 'cap hydrangea and a hardy hybiscus?

Answer from NGA
October 16, 1998
The fall months are an excellent time to transplant shrubs. The cooler daytime temperatures and natural rainfall will reduce transplanting stress, and the roots will grow a bit before winter weather arrives. Dig the hole larger than you think the plant will need, then return some of the soil to the hole. Plant at the same level the shrubs were growing before, tamp the soil down gently to remove any air spaces around the roots, then water well. Your plants will be ready to grow in the springtime.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Zoia and is called "Treacle Berry"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.