When is best time of year to transplant a red wig dogwood?
My red twig dogwood is about 6.5 feet tall after just two years of growing. I was told by the garden center in Stillwater, (where I bought it), to transplant it in early November. I was also told I could prune it hard to make it easier to move. What is your opinion? I would hate to kill it since it seems so happy!
Washington County Minnesota
You can prune and move it in November. Pruning one third every year is recommended and pruning to about six inches is recommended every third year. I would delay that after transplanting. Until the third year. They are extremely hardy. They survive the deer browsing that happens at my house. My sister cut a branch in November, stuck it in a flower pot for winter decoration and the next spring it leafed out as a new plant. So transplanting and pruning should be fine in November. See the following for additional information. 1. http://www.plymouthmn.gov/Home/ShowDocument?id=10085 2. https://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/pruning-trees-shrubs/ 3. https://pubs.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/pubs_ext_vt_edu/430/430-462/430-462_pdf.pdf
Thank you SO much!!
You are welcome.