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Q.Moving A Camelia In A Difficult Position

Zone West Sussex UK | joy Dyson added on September 8, 2020 | Answered

I have camelia in my garden which was planted right beside the hedge (Not by me!). Both hedge and camelia have grown, so the Camelia is on the very edge of the hedge – photo attached. I’d like to move it to a better spot. I have very very heavy clay. I planted a small tree today in the lawn and I had to use a pick axe to make the hole. Given the hardness of the ground and the position of the plant do you have any ideas how I might get it out the ground with enough root to survive? It would then be replanted in heavy clay, but with some organic enrichment. I’m thinking it might not be possible after my tree planting today. What do you think? Any advice would be appreciated.

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Answered on September 9, 2020

They are very picky about their soil, and positions. Moving them will, easily, cause their death so it is very important to seat them properly in the beginning.

They may survive better where they are, unfortunately. If you do decide to move them, just make sure that their new spot is amended specifically for Camellias. This article will help you to understand their, strict, requirements:


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