Can I transplant my lavender plant?

Asked June 17, 2015, 11:53 AM EDT

I have a lavender plant that is overgrown for the area it's currently occupying. Are these types of plants able to be transplanted without harm to them? If so, what is the best method for doing this? I think it's French lavender and is roughly 3 feet across.

Lane County Oregon lavender transplanting horticulture

1 Response

Yes, lavender can be transplanted, but preferably in the early winter to early spring. That said, lavender cuttings are usually not hard to do and a new plant will have a lot of vigor. Take 2-3" cuttings from a side shoot and include a bit of the old wood at the base.Severe pruning out and back of the old plant can be done after flowering to make it fit its spot better, but overpruning at the wrong time can severely damage the plant.