Stone oaks: Transplanting Lithocarpus henryi

Discussion in 'Fagaceae (beeches, oaks, etc.)' started by AM Downie, Feb 3, 2003.

  1. AM Downie

    AM Downie Member

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    I have a young Lithocarpus henryi in my garden that I would like to move.

    The plant is about 5 feet tall now. I planted it as a seedling about four years ago (got it from Heronswood).

    I know that oaks and their relatives can be difficult to transplant.

    Any tips on moving this tree that would increase the likelihood of success?

    FYI this tree is an evergreen oak relative, with lovely long tapering leaves. I believe there are a couple in the UBC Asian Garden...
     
  2. Douglas Justice

    Douglas Justice Well-Known Member UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society 10 Years

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    Alex,

    As far as I can tell from seeing lithocarps in pots, the roots are fairly fibrous (comparatively speaking), and hence, the plants should transplant easily. I have found, however, that lithocarps and evergreen oaks are susceptible to drying out in pots (they must be transpiring when they appear to be dormant).

    We don't actually have L. henryi in the garden, but I know there is a plant (more than one?) at Washington Park Arboretum. It's a beauty. Does yours have collection information?
     

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