Rhododendrons: best time of year to move a Rhodo

Discussion in 'Ericaceae (rhododendrons, arbutus, etc.)' started by MXB, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. MXB

    MXB Active Member

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    Hi,
    I have a 5ft tall rhodo that is well established but it is in the wrong location.

    What is the best time to move it? It has large pink flowers but I don't know the specific name.

    Any tips on best way to move them? I see a thread here that talks about using a plastic sheet and sliding it and wondered if there were any other ideas.....all help gratefully received!

    Cheers

    MXB
     
  2. Rima

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    After flowering, with a large rootball, in shade (not dense, necessarily) and very well watered.
     
  3. MXB

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    Many Thx!
     
  4. silver_creek

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    I would move it now, as it will have time to re-establish some roots before the summer dry period. Most rhodies have a wide, shallow root system; take as large a root ball as you can move. Keeping it well watered is essential the first year after moving.
     

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