How can I successfully transplant very healthy bushes?
Transplanting Indian Hawthorn Bushes
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Transplanting Hawthorn shrubs should take place in spring and they are happy in any well draining soil, full sun location.
It is best to root prune established shrubs 3 months ahead of time. Root pruning is done by taking a sharp shovel and digging down 8 inches down and in a diameter at least 24 inches around the base of the plant. This cuts off the long roots that won't travel with the plant and encourage small roots to form.