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Q.When to transplant a loropetalum?

Zone Alexandria VA | Anonymous added on July 18, 2020 | Answered

Plant is 8 feet tall and4 to 8 feet wide. Blocking path and pruning will not work.

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Answered on July 19, 2020

If you want to see its spring show of flowers, I would wait till after blooming to move it. Loropetalum sets its buds during the summer so if you move it in the fall and cut it back some in the process, you will lose flowers.

If you are anxious to get it moved, I would still wait till fall, you need cooler temperatures for this event to help avoid transplant shock.

Here are instructions for moving a shrub. Be aware that moving older, well established plants has its risks.


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