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Q.I want to transplant a viburnum that’s been in the ground 9 yrs. Is it possible or are the roots too deep?

Budchloe37 added on September 1, 2017 | Answered

How deep do the roots go from a Verburnum plant that’s 9 yrs old?

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Answered on September 1, 2017

It can be done if you are young and strong and willing to put in the hours it will take. If time is money then buying a new plant is cheaper than transplanting. You could also start a new bush from cuttings. Viburnum often send out suckers. When you get your head under there to look around, you may find a new plant waiting for you. Digging out a suckered plant will be a piece of cake. Viburnums will also form roots where a branch touches the ground. Gently sweep the lower branches looking for one that resists lifting. Cut the connection to the main bush. I would let it be for the winter and transplant it in early spring. If there are suckers, these can be moved this fall. Trim it back and baby it through fall.

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