I have two young elderberry bushes, mostly twiggy and leafy. They MUST be relocated; I have a small yard, no space there. Small front garden gets full sun depending on where a plant is placed, but parts of it are shade until late in the day. Can these bushes be used for a hedge in a mostly sun spot? Space available is about 2 feet wide by about 4 feet long for a small hedge-row. They currently get lots of sun with little shade and I'm concerned that a transplant will kill them. I'll amend new soil to suit. What do you think?
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Transplant now, getting as much of the rootball as possible, or wait until fall. These articles will help: