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can i move a sambucus in august



Yes but give it lots and lots of water regularly after you do and especially if we get a hot spell. Better to wait till autumn if you can but if you have to move it then lots of TLC afterwards.

7 Aug, 2011


thank you inverglen.

7 Aug, 2011


If it's more than a year old it'll already have a large rootsystem and unless you get the rootball out without teasing some of the roots it might not survive another cold winter because the roots won't have a long enough establishment period, therefore better to do it in the spring when that would be longer.

7 Aug, 2011


Agree with Inverglen - best left till autumn, although as Louise mentions, if its been in the ground longer than 2 years, it'll have an extensive root system, so try to extract that without too much damage. If the plant is large, cut it down, removing two thirds of the topgrowth, if you do move it now, while its still in leaf. If you leave it till the plant is dormant in late autumn/early winter, then you needn't remove topgrowth.

7 Aug, 2011

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