Rose Of Sharon Plants

Transplant a Rose of Sharon Bush

Anonymous added on October 12, 2016 | Answered

Rose of Sharon is growing next to a lilac bush and needs to be moved to a different part of the yard. When is the right time to transplant?

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Answered on October 13, 2016

The best time to move a Rose Of Sharon is when it is dormant, this will reduce the transplant shock. Water the plant well, 2 to 3 days prior to moving it. This will help loosen the roots. Dig the new planting hole twice as large as the root ball. Tie up the branches to help with digging and protect the plants branches. Use the formula of 9 to 12 inches of root ball per diameter inch of the trunk. Using a sharp shovel began to dig in a circular pattern around the plant to remove the root ball. Remove as much of the roots as possible, but if you need to sever some roots that is fine. Place in the new planting hole the same depth as it was previously. Fill in the hole and water the plant until it is throughly saturated. Untie the branches. Watering is crucial for the success of the transplanting. Moist but never soggy. Adding some hardwood mulch will help, but keep from the trunk.

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