Is it ok to move small holly trees about 12 inches high?
Moving Small Hollies
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Make sure to dig up as much of the root system and surrounding soil (which helps keep the roots intact) as possible and give it some bone meal to help boost phosphorus, which helps with root development. This article should help as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm