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Moving Rose of Sharon Bushes

In front of my house I have 6 Rose of Sharon bushes (approx 4 years old) and 1 Rose of Sharon tree (2 years old). I have to relocate them because of some foundation/drain tile work that is being done to our house. I already dug up the ROS tree and it is currently in a large nursery tree container (I had no choice. It was going to meet its maker by the backhoe). I live in SE Wisconsin and it is the 3rd week of September. I know November is the target month to move them, and I can probably delay this move for another week or possibly 2. Can I do this successfully? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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#1 Comment By Alisma On 09/21/2016 @ 11:02 pm

I’d say it’s possible to do this successfully. The reason to delay is to wait for the leaves to drop, but a transplant should still be successful if done earlier. If possible, choose a cool day on the humid side to transplant them. Water well the day before or the morning of the move.

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