Is it too late to transplant shrubs and perennials?

Asked October 12, 2020, 1:34 PM EDT

I would like to adjust some of the planting in my garden, but wonder if it is too late now to move plants around?

Deschutes County Oregon

1 Response

Hello, it is probably too late to move plants now. The plants depend on their root system to pick up moisture from the soil all year. Transplanting now will cost the plants much root material and there is most likely not enough time for them to start regrowth before the ground freezes. The plants have a better chance at survival if you wait until spring.