Q.Transplanting Mature Cherry Laurel Shrubs
We have four mature cherry laurel shrubs planted up against our home. They were obviously planted too close together and now, being mature, are starting to ‘overlap’. While they still look healthy, I am afraid that they are too close together. One of the shrubs at the end died a couple years ago, so we have a large open space available to fill. I would like to try to transplant three of the laurels so that I can add more space between the four and fill in the one open space. Do the laurel shrubs do well with transplanting, and if so, are there any tricks to doing it right?
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These shrubs respond best to transplanting in early spring. Make sure to get as much of the root system as possible and replant in an area with similar growing conditions. Water thoroughly at the time of transplanting and keep watered while adapting to the new location. For help with preventing or fixing transplant shock, this article will help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm