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can you relocate low growing conifer


By Mitcham

United Kingdom Gb

I have a low growing conifer which I wish to relocate in another part of my garden - can this be done



Yes, and now is the perfect time of year to do it.

20 Feb, 2009


Depends on how large it is, Mitcham. If it is still small then you might have a chance but if you need to move it because it has seriously outgrown its space then probably not.
It will have a shallow but wide root run which will need digging out as carefully as possible. Prepare the planting hole first, wide and shallow, and dig in some composted bark and bonemeal. Transfer the conifer and plant firmly. Keep it well watered for a long time and hope. Good luck.
The term 'dwarf' conifer as used by garden centres merely means that the conifer is slow growing. They nearly all grow large in the fullness of time. We use dwarf conifers in our garden with the expectation of having to replace the no longer dwarf plant with something fresh after about ten years.

20 Feb, 2009


If it is a large tree it is important to reduce the foliage . Prune back where you can do so without leaving bare wood. This reduces the strain on the root system

20 Feb, 2009

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