Weigela Shrubs
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Weigela

Zone Almonte ON Zone 4 | Anonymous added on June 10, 2019 | Answered

we were gifted with a Weigela bush about 12 years ago. It thrived and is a beautiful bush . a year ago we moved house and I would like to have some of that plant in my new garden. how could I go about this?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 10, 2019

Plan ahead when transplanting a weigela shrub by pruning the roots at least two months before the fall transplanting date, generally in July or August. The process involves shortening the long roots to force new root growth closer to the trunk.
Pruning the weigela creates balance between the above-ground growth and root system. This transplanting step prepares the shrub for new growth after being moved to a new location. The best time to prune is after the spring blooms have faded in summer.
Dig and move a weigela shrub in late fall through winter. The shrub is in the dormant stage during this time, so less stress is placed on the plant.

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