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Q.Rose of Sharon

Zone Salem VA 24153 | Anonymous added on March 8, 2017 | Answered

I need to move a rose of Sharon. It is early March it is 7 ft tall by 4 feet wide. I need to move it to other side of yard. How far down and out would the roots be? Can we dig it with a shovel? How large would I have to make new hole and what is the preparation for the transplant in the new hole it is going into and what other prep is needed to keep it healthy? It is very dormant right now so we need to move it asap. Thanks

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Answered on March 9, 2017

The best time to move a Rose Of Sharon is when it is dormant, this will reduce the transplant shock. Water the plant well, 2 to 3 days prior to moving it. This will help loosen the roots. Dig the new planting hole twice as large as the root ball. Tie up the branches to help with digging and protect the plants branches. Use the formula of 9 to 12 inches of root ball per diameter inch of the trunk. Using a sharp shovel began to dig in a circular pattern around the plant to remove the root ball. Remove as much of the roots as possible, but if you need to sever some roots that is fine. Place in the new planting hole the same depth as it was previously. Fill in the hole and water the plant until it is throughly saturated. Untie the branches. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/rose-of-sharon/rose-of-sharon-bush.htm Watering is crucial for the success of the transplanting. Moist but never soggy. Adding some hardwood mulch will help, but keep from the trunk.

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