Knockout Rose Bushes

Is It Too Late to Transplant Knockout Rose Bushes

Marybethmartin added on May 26, 2015 | Answered

Is it too late to transplant knockout rose bushes on Long Island and, if so, when is a good time to transplant? Our knockout roses are being overtaken by Leland cypress and need to be moved.

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Answered on May 29, 2015

It is late to do the transplanting now and could stunt their growth and could kill them. Typically the time to move/transplant rosebushes is either early Spring before they start to leaf out or very late fall once they have slowed down and gone at least somewhat dormant. I like to water the transplanted rosebushes with some water that has a product called Super Thrive in it. If it is an early Spring move, I also add some root stimulator in the water as well.

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