I have a bridal's wreath spirea about 5+ years old in my flower bed. It has...

Asked May 29, 2013, 2:52 PM EDT

I have a bridal's wreath spirea about 5+ years old in my flower bed. It has gotten too big for the flower bed and I would like to move it. Can I cut back the limbs quite a bit (like I might do a forsythia) and then transplant it? If I can fairly successfully transplant it, when can I do it? I also have a kousa dogwood which needs more sun. It is in the shade. Can I successfully move this flowering tree? If so, when?

Charles County Maryland shrubs transplanting spirea

1 Response

Leaving two or three strong stems of the spirea unpruned, cut the others back to the ground. Dig up as large a root ball as possible and move in the fall or spring.

How large is your kousa dogwood? It can be moved in the spring if you are capable of moving a large enough root ball. When moving anything, it is important to keep it well watered for the next three years or so. vw