Arbutus: transplanting

Discussion in 'Ericaceae (rhododendrons, arbutus, etc.)' started by johnr, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. johnr

    johnr Member

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    there is a 15' arbutus tree on a jobe site that i am working on. if i leave the tree there it will be destroyed for sure. should i spent the time and energy transplanting it at my home,or will i just be killing it . i do have a peace of equiptment available to remove the tree.
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Maybe if you can get a very large, intact soil rootball there is a chance.
     
  3. LPN

    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    The time of year factors into this as well. You're more likely to have a successful transplant if moved when well dormant ... February perhaps. Again like Ron B says, very large, intact rootball.

    Cheers, LPN.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    If a spontaneous native arbutus seedling and not a planted garden variety, like 'Marina' or a strawberry tree then I wouldn't attempt it.
     

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