Top Questions About Shrubs

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Questions About Shrubs

Asked by
sritter on
March 19, 2011

Q. How to move shrubs.

Can I move shrubs that have been planted where they are two years without killing them.

Answered by
Nikki on
March 20, 2011
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Yes, just be sure to get as much of the roots with it as possible and keep it well watered until established. This article will help with transplanting in order to prevent shock: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm

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Asked by
Bekipat on
April 28, 2016

Q. Transplanting shrubs

When can I transplant azaleas, spireas and boxwoods?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 29, 2016
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Asked by
JMcWhorter on
February 13, 2018

Q. shrubbery

I need to know what a good drawf (no higher than 3′) shrub would be in an area that doesn’t receive direct sun light and stays slightly wet all the time. I have a space approximately 8-10′ long and it is next to my house.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
February 13, 2018
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Can you please include your climate zone, and any other information about the temperatures in your area? This can be hard to give advice for without knowing how cold or warm it gets in the area.

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Answered by
JMcWhorter on
February 13, 2018
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I am borderline zone 8 and 9 in North Carolina.

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Asked by
JMcWhorter on
February 13, 2018

Q. shrubbery

I need to know a good dwarf shrub (approx. 3′ tall) to plant in a shady area and an area that stays damp most of the time.

Answered by
MichiganDot on
February 14, 2018
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Cephalanthus, aka buttonbush; Clethra "Hummingbird" and other compact varieties; rhododendron and azalea compact/dwarf varieties and Daphne. Do an internet search for compact shrubs for shade in zone ??? You don't give where you live, something vital for choosing a plant.

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Asked by
Kimberly Ann Knowles Mudgett on
March 19, 2018

Q. Large shrub removal

We are removing some large shrubs to plant a vegetable garden and I would like to know how much of the roots we need to get out. We have dug out the stumps and I am trying to get the roots but some are very deep. Is getting the stump out enough or do we need to dig five feet down to get the root completely out. I don’t want to use a chemical because of the vegetable garden.

Answered by
MichiganDot on
March 19, 2018
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If you have the main roots out, leave the rest to compost in place. There are a few aggressive shrubs like Euonymus alatus that might try to make a comeback from lateral roots but it sounds like you have worked hard to prevent that. The small feeder roots are not a problem.

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Asked by
johnboy3 on
April 1, 2018

Q. dying established shrubs

A large project completed by a landscape gardening company has been completed mid January after about 3 months work altogether. Many of our mature well established shrubs were dug up and temporarily planted at least twice. Two of these, which we actually purchased and planted 18 months ago are now dead or dying. Several other established shrubs which were moved also seem on the way out. As we have not paid the final payment yet, can I legally withold a sum to replace the shrubs damaged by not being moved/ replanted carefully enough?.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
April 2, 2018
Certified Expert
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We cannot give legal advice, and advise that you consult someone that is equipped to handle this situation. I am sorry I cannot help further.

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Asked by
Brandon Phillips on
May 5, 2018

Q. What would be best to grow in iowa weather for a fence type bush

Best hedge bush or shrub to grow into a fence type bush around yard

Answered by
BushDoctor on
May 5, 2018
Certified Expert
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Your state has a very broad set of USDA zones. Can you provide your zipcode? This will help me to recommend bushes for your zone.

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