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