transplanting spirea

Asked March 16, 2015, 7:34 PM EDT

I live on the north Oregon coast and would like to move a spirea that is being crowded by some other shrubs. It has been in the ground since last spring and does have new growth. Will transplanting it now cause it some harm?

Clatsop County Oregon transplanting horticulture

3 Responses

Late fall to early spring is the best time to transplant so you will be OK if you do it soon. When you dig the plant for transplanting make the root ball large, to retain the maximum number of new roots. Dig a trench around the plant just beyond the spread of its branches to ensure this. Handle the plant carefully by laying it on its side while transporting it. Root damage and poor handling are the most common reasons a plant will die.

Thank you for the advice. This is the first time I've used this service and I can see that I'll be using it again.