Transplanting Little Gem Magnolia

Discussion in 'Outdoor Tropicals' started by rookietransplanter, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. rookietransplanter

    rookietransplanter Member

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    Hurlock, MD, USA
    I have a few questions regarding the transplanting of a few trees. I live in a part of Maryland that has mostly sandy soil and experiences temps in the high 80's to mid 90's (Fahrenheit) at this time of year. I have three Little Gem Magnolias that were planted last fall in the front yard of my new home. I have been planting cypress all along the front line and want to transplant these three trees to the back yard. Each is about 3 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide.

    First question: Is it a good time to transplant these trees, or should I wait until fall?

    Second question: How deep and wide around each magnolia should I go to get the best root ball?

    Third question: One of the magnolias seems overgrown by some sort of vine plant. What is the best way to remove this vine from the tree?
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    WA USA (Z8)
    Try it next month or whenever soils are still warm but winter cold is a ways off. Size of each ball depends on individual circumstances. Cut the vine off at the ground.

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