Holly Bushes
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Holly Bush Transplanting

Zone Western PA | cogoes added on September 25, 2011 | Answered

This will be the third time this holly bush will be moved. Can it be done without harming the bush? What will insure it surviving another move?

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Heather
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Answered on September 26, 2011

It can survive. The trick is to reduce stress to the plant as much as you possibly can. This article has some tips on that:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm

You may also want to prune the shrub back some to reduce the amount of leaves the smaller root system will have to support.

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