Q.Transplanting A Corkscrew Tree
We recently bought a home with this tree planted close to the front porch. We believe the roots are what’s causing the concrete to break. It’s also getting to be a bit big for where it is, so we wanted to locate it. First off, I’m guessing it,s a Corkscrew Hazel from pictures I’ve seen online. If it is, it says that it needs partial shade, which is a problem on our property. We were hoping to keep it up front due to the unique beauty of it, but any shade we get is in the back of the house. Would it be a problem to keep it in a non-shaded area? I wasn’t sure if too much sun is an issue and can’t seem to find details anywhere online. We are newbies at landscaping and still working on our green thumbs. Any help would be welcome. Thanks. Frank
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
It does appear to be one! This will appreciate being moved to a sunny spot. They prefer full sun. Doing so will need to be done right before new growth in Spring, though. When you do transplant, you will need to cut the top back by 1/3, as well.
Here is an article that will go over the care that these trees require: