Moving a large viburnum

debct's picture

I need to move a large viburnum from the side of my house (too close) it is about 9 ft tall but small limbs and about 3-4 ft around. Does anyone have any tips to ensure that this will replant well?

the country gardener's picture

(post #10696, reply #1 of 6)

Hi, Deb, and welcome to the forum! For starters, not now. A plant that large should be dug and moved while it's dormant to increase its chances for survival. Knowing where you live will help determine the best advice for when exactly. It would also help to know what kind of soil you have it planted in. If you click on your name in the banner at the top of this message a new window will open up and you'll see the words "Change profile" in the new window. Click on that and enter where you live (and any other info you care to share), that way we will be able to help in the future without having to ask. Thanks



Marty


"The plants have been good to us."  Lester Hawkins


Edited 6/9/2009 8:17 pm by the country gardener

Marty

"The plants have been good to us."  Lester Hawkins

debct's picture

(post #10696, reply #2 of 6)

Sorry - I can't seem to figure out how to update my profile outside of the basic info I entered to join.  I live in central CT - soil the virburnum is in is just regular CT soil - well drained.  I need to move it about 15 feet so it will be in the same type of soil and conditions.

the country gardener's picture

(post #10696, reply #3 of 6)

At this point I think it would be best to wait. If you need to move it now, do it on a cool day and make sure you get all the rootball. Also remember to water very well after it's in the new location.

Marty


"The plants have been good to us."  Lester Hawkins

Marty

"The plants have been good to us."  Lester Hawkins

BeeJay's picture

(post #10696, reply #4 of 6)

I think that a shrub that large should be root pruned well before it is moved.  But if "Connecticut soil" is like that where I sometimes garden in Southbury it might be too rocky for root pruning the viburnum.


BJ


Gardening, cooking and woodworking in South'n Murlyn'
Gardening, cooking and woodworking in South'n Murlyn'
the country gardener's picture

(post #10696, reply #5 of 6)

If the roots are pruned the top should be cut back proportionately.


Marty


"The plants have been good to us."  Lester Hawkins

Marty

"The plants have been good to us."  Lester Hawkins

the country gardener's picture

(post #10696, reply #6 of 6)

Sorry, that wasn't supposed to sound as stuffy as it reads.

Marty


"The plants have been good to us."  Lester Hawkins

Marty

"The plants have been good to us."  Lester Hawkins