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Hi all. Need some advice on moving box hedges

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Hi all. Need some advice. I want to move four box hedges that are currently in a container atop a retaining wall (meaning they are confined) and currently receive full sun. I would like to place them on a side of my house that gets sun around noon-1pm-ish. Plus, it is late September right now. I want to do this because I'm redesigning my landscape and the hedges never have looked good where they are ( they are 5-6 years old and were there when I bought the house).

Is it too late in the year now? Will they suffer due to the lessened light? Should I try to sell them?

Any advice is greatly appreciated!



If you box hedging is currently in full sun and doing well then to suddenly move to an area where it will only receive sun for an hour a day is not going to lead to happy box plants. I would suggest you sell if you can.

26 Sep, 2011


Thanks! Guess I didn't explain that well lol

Where they are now, they receive full sun ( from sun-up to sun-down ) and the proposed location will be direct sun from noon to sun-down only and they would receive shade in the morning only.

If selling the hedges ends up being the best decision, what avenues would be recommended? Craigslist, local garden stores? How much is a fair price for an established, 5-6 year old hedge?

Again, thanks!

26 Sep, 2011


Sorry I live in the north of Scotland and haven'y a clue how you could sell your box hedge - I do know it will not take kindly to a change in light.

26 Sep, 2011


Also, without knowing what your climate is like, it is hard to know when the best time to move the bushes is. Here in the low desert, it is just barely getting cool enough to consider moving plants. In coastal California, you could probably do it anytime. In Illinois, you would probably want to wait until spring.

27 Sep, 2011

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